Archive for Saturday, August 20, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Smoke rises out of a manhole near 13th and Delaware Streets as city crew member Mark Hegeman, left, and Matt Fishburn prepare to test another sewer line area. City crews were smoke testing sewer lines Thursday. City uses smoke test to check pipes for leaks
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” is not always true.
6:00 a.m.
Helen Bradley, left and Natalie Parker, both from Kansas City, Kan., and freshman roommates, lift a microwave as they move into their KU dorm room at Ellsworth Hall on Friday, August 19, 2011. It’s move-in day at Kansas University, a day of freedom and sweat
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It was move-in day at Kansas University Friday, an occasion that brings its share of pulled muscles and sweat along with the emotions that go along with parents and their children separating, often for the first time.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, speaks Friday with constituents at a town hall meeting in Lecompton. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins says political discourse in Congress reflects attitudes throughout the country
11:17 a.m., August 19, 2011 Updated 4:25 p.m. in print edition on 1A
With public opinion of Congress hitting historic lows, what’s it like for a congresswoman to come home and face the voters?
2:00 p.m.
The temporary wood sculpture "The Bedazzler," in front of Spooner Hall at the corner of 14th and Jayhawk Boulevard since 2009, was taken down Friday, August 19, 2011. Some pieces of the sculpture will be used in other places around campus. After dazzling visitors to KU campus for two years, sculpture surrounding tree cut down on Friday
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University crews spent Friday afternoon chopping up a tangled web of sticks and the tree they surrounded to create a beloved piece of art near KU’s Spooner Hall called “The Bedazzler.”
6:00 p.m.
Mayor Aron Cromwell hopes to get feedback from fellow commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting about using the depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets as a transfer station for the city’s transit system. Town Talk: Santa Fe depot lighting up while debate over restoration may be heating up; 8,870 city potholes; can I still pinch you on Half St. Patrick’s Day?
August 19, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.

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Get lost, Grover
August 20, 2011 in print edition on A7
Are we going to have another fight in Congress in September?