Archive for Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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12:00 a.m.
Jonathan Ackiss, Leavenworth, talks with Molly and Gary Emory as they wait their turn to start the Sunflower Rallye Sunday, Oct 16, 2011. The event, hosted by the Lawrence All British Car Club, is a European-style vintage car rallye that consists of a preplanned route that is 119 miles long and made up of four stages. Each stage uses a different navigational technique to complete, such as map reading or using tulip diagrams. The drivers lined up and left at one-minute intervals.
Fanatics of imported cars put navigational skills to test in 119-mile-long rallye
October 16, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Early Sunday afternoon, members from the Lawrence All British Car Club took to the road with their prized European antiques. They were competing in the club’s first rallye, a 119-mile drive that would test their driving and navigational prowess.
6:00 a.m.
Omri Gillath, associate professor of social psychology at Kansas University, has conducted research that suggests that men, when faced with an environment that threatens their survival, turn to a sexual strategy that maximizes the potential for reproduction — essentially, that a tough economy leads to more promiscuity. KU prof’s research links slow economy to increase in men’s desire for more sexual partners
October 17, 2011
A prolonged economic slump could mean more than just losses of material wealth; it could spark a desire in men to seek more sexual partners, a Kansas University researcher has found.
10:00 a.m.
Josh Spence, a Lawrence resident participating in Occupy Lawrence, ties down the group's banner near the edge of the park on Monday, Oct. 17, 2011. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo Protesters ready for long occupation of South Park
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Mayor Aron Cromwell says the group can stay as long as it remains peaceful.
2:00 p.m.
Chuck Epp, a member of the Central and East Lawrence Elementary School Consolidation Working Group, organizes his own documents while some of the the group's communal records — Ground Rules, plus unresolved issues idling in a "Parking Lot" — are affixed to the wall inside a meeting room at district headquarters, 110 McDonald Drive. Epp and fellow group members met Oct. 17, 2011. School consolidation working group wants to reassess mission
October 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence school board’s new majority soon will get a chance to either confirm or alter the direction of a pivotal advisory committee, one charged with recommending a plan that would close either two or three elementary schools within the next three years.
6:00 p.m.
The Bioscience and Technology Business Center on West Campus will be a multi-tenant, 21,400-square-foot facility. The building will primarily support companies in human health, drug development and bioscience fields. Medical startup to locate in KU’s biosciences incubator
October 17, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A startup company that works to make painkillers have fewer side effects has signed a deal to locate in Kansas University’s biosciences incubator.

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