Archive for Sunday, September 4, 2011

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas receivers Kale Pick (7) and JaCorey Shepherd bump chests after Shepherd's second touchdown of the game against McNeese State during the fourth quarter on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011 at Kivisto Field. Squares ruining athletics
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 1B
It looks as if the days of Kansas University playing in the same conference as Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are numbered. Based on the pass defense’s performance in Saturday’s season opener, it’s evident the Jayhawks already are not in the same league as the Sooners and Cowboys.
10:00 a.m.
Johnny Smith, left, consoles Rachael Wiley, 6, as she has trouble getting things together for another school day Aug. 19 at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 204 W. 10th St. It’s heartbreaking’: Families adjust to homeless life together at shelter
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A $13 plastic storage bin is a hot commodity at the Lawrence Community Shelter, 214 W. 10th St.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University student Caitie Hilton, Lawrence,  began showing signs of depression in her early teens. Now, after years of treatment and in pursuit of a degree in social welfare, Hilton says she feels more on track. Student faces ‘long road’ to overcoming mental illness
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Caitie Hilton’s academic transcript at Kansas University, at first glance, doesn’t look very impressive. Multiple withdrawals from classes, entire semesters missed and only two year’s worth of credits despite being at KU for five years since graduating from Lawrence High School. But looked at from another perspective, Hilton’s academic progress is an inspirational story of a local woman who refuses let her mental illness keep her from success.
6:00 p.m.
Ted Smith, Lawrence, and his daughters Sydney, 5, and Samantha, 3, ride the Midland Railway during the Railroadiana Labor Day Railfest in Baldwin City, Saturday, Sept. 3. Rides continue through Monday. Old train a vintage ride down memory lane
September 4, 2011 in print edition on 3A
For some, riding on a vintage train car was a fun Saturday activity. For two men, it was coming home. “This was my life,” said Eldon Denney, 81.

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Tax fairness
The sales tax that isn’t being collected on the sale of Kansas State University merchandise is only a small part of a much larger issue.
September 4, 2011 in print edition on A11
The issues surrounding the tax-free online sale of Kansas State University merchandise stretch far beyond purple T-shirts.