Archive for Sunday, August 14, 2011

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The day in photos, August 14, 2011 Flags on KU campus
Polls
Do you think Texas A&M should remain a part of the Big 12 conference?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
51%
Yes.
 
48%
Total 1729
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University junior D.J. Beshears has fine-tuned his approach to playing wide receiver this fall. The speedy and versatile Beshears will still be utilized as a kick returner, but he figures to take most of his snaps at receiver, where he has put a premium on blocking downfield for Jayhawk running backs to find more room. Mean streak: Speedster D.J. Beshears adopts aggressive style at wide receiver
August 13, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Yes, D.J. Beshears is a 5-foot-9, 185-pound wide receiver with a natural ability to outrun just about anyone on the football field, given the proper hint of daylight. And sure, the Kansas University junior is constantly looking for creative ways to showcase his speed, whether it’s during a kickoff return, taking a handoff or catching a pass. But make no mistake about Beshears: His game isn’t all about finesse and highlights.
6:00 a.m.
KU Facilities and Operations worker Ed Kiernan gets ready to fold the American flag at Strong Hall July 29, 2011. Flags fly high above campus thanks to work of KU flag crew
August 14, 2011
Thousands of people can see the American flag atop Kansas University’s Fraser Hall. But few see it like Ed Kiernan does. Kiernan is part of the crew of workers at KU’s Facilities Operations department who are responsible for maintaining the Fraser flag.
10:00 a.m.
Katie Gillam stands in front of the Egdewood apartment where her father, Robert Conlin, was burglarized and beaten on May 21, 1977. Conlin, a local restaurateur died several days later, the beating having contributed to his death. The case has yet to be solved. Family still seeks answers 34 years after unsolved murder
August 14, 2011
Police had an unnamed suspect in the 1977 home burglary and beating of Lawrence man and local restaurant owner Robert Conlin, who died days after the attack.
2:00 p.m.
New DUI law tougher, but loopholes still exist
August 14, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In 2008, a Wichita mother and daughter were killed by a drunken driver as they walked to school. The driver, Gary Hammitt, 57, was still on the road despite having four convictions for driving under the influence, or DUI.
6:00 p.m.
Megan Allred and her son Wyatt, both of Lawrence, were among the many shoppers hitting the aisles at Dillons, at 1740 Mass., which was closing on Saturday to make way for a new Dillons store at the same location. Everything must go: Longtime employees help close down Dillons
August 14, 2011 in print edition on 3A
For some, Saturday’s closing of the Dillons at 1740 Mass. meant discounted ice cream and TV dinners. For others, it meant saying goodbye to familiar faces.

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Wild week for stocks creates confusion, fear
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A6
Is it time to sell everything or buy with abandon?
Make it right
Kansas legislators need to move quickly to remedy the terrible precedent set by forcing local governments to fund services that are the state’s responsibility.
August 14, 2011 in print edition on A9
City and county officials have taken the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation off the hook. Now, local taxpayers can only hope that the Kansas Legislature returns the favor.