Archive for Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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6:00 a.m.
A new apartment project for the Oread Neighborhood may mean the end of the house at 1043 Ind., which once gained fame as the home of the Kansas University football team. At left in the distance is the Oread Hotel. Lawrence City Commission to review proposal to move historic home at 11th and Indiana
October 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Tearing down an old home isn’t the only way to start a historic preservation battle in Lawrence. Moving one can create quite a stir, too.
10:00 a.m.
Audio Reader volunteer Thelma Taylor reads from “With a Crack in her Voice,” a memoir by actress Judi Dench. Taylor was recording the reading at Audio Reader for a later broadcast. Audio Reader is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Audio-Reader celebrates 40 years of helping visually impaired
October 11, 2011 in print edition on 1A
At 103 years old, Bill Calwell still plays golf and goes fishing. The Topeka resident has authored three books and continues to write on an old Royal typewriter. However, his vision limits his ability to read, a big problem for a writing man. No worries, though. For the past 15 years, Calwell has subscribed to a free program that provides him audio recordings of his work and reads him the day’s news.
2:00 p.m.
Jim Swigart, who is the national President of the National Pony Express Association, waits outside of Constitution Hall on Monday, Oct. 10, before the start of a Pony Express ride to the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka. More than a dozen riders carried a mochila — a saddle bag — of letters from former Kansas governors to the capitol to honor both the state's 150th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the termination of the Pony Express. Pony Express riders carry letters from Lecompton to Topeka in commemorative event
October 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
At this age, it’s OK to celebrate your milestones together.
6:00 p.m.
Incoming Kansas University freshmen make their way toward the Campanile during the 14th-annual “Walk Up the Hill” Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.  
KU is making changes to the way it recruits, engages new students
October 10, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Facing three years of declining enrollments, Kansas University is making changes in the way it recruits students to try and engage with a new pool of students on a personal level. KU leaders say they’re expanding the numbers of potential students they’re trying to reach, focusing more on students with solid high school GPAs but test scores outside the upper echelon and further personalizing their approach.

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