Archive for Monday, September 26, 2011

Lead stories

1:17 a.m.
Wayne Simien and Julian Wright get together with former KU Basketball coach Ted Owens at the Legends of the Phog game Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011 at Allen Fieldhouse. Legends provide relief
September 25, 2011 in print edition on 1B
For the past few weeks, on a very public stage, Kansas University had been reduced to the role of second-class citizen because of the turbulent conference realignment talk that, at times, left KU in the very unfamiliar position of feeling like an outsider.
6:00 a.m.
KU coach Bill Self huddles with the Jayhawks after a Boot Camp conditioning session in this file photo from 2006. Boot Camp 2011 was to begin at 6 this morning. Boot Camp begins
September 26, 2011 in print edition on 1B
Merv Lindsay, who has developed a close friendship with former Kansas University basketball player Marcus Morris since arriving on campus in June, had a heart-to-heart talk with his brother-figure the other day.
10:00 a.m.
KU professor says Illinois crackdown on texting while driving can be example for local law enforcement
September 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A Kansas University professor who studies distracted driving behaviors says Kansas law enforcement agencies could learn lesson from Illinois on how to crack down on drivers who send text messages behind the wheel.
2:00 p.m.
Alonzo Robinson, a 54-year-old machine operator, sorts through packets of concrete cleaner for packaging during his shift on Thursday at Prosoco, 3741 Greenway Circle. Unhappy with his former full-time job, Robinson quit for a temporary position with Prosoco that eventually turned full time. Temporary jobs help bridge employment gaps in tough economy
September 25, 2011 in print edition on 1A
In a nine-part Journal-World special series, some of those stories will be told, giving snapshots of how the local workforce is adjusting to a much different employment outlook. Our series will look at several areas of the local job market.

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Budget strategy
It will be interesting to see how the Kansas Board of Regents’ new budget strategy pans out.
September 26, 2011 in print edition on A8
It’s hard to know what the best strategy is when requesting funds from state government, but the approach taken last week by the Kansas Board of Regents seems to have some merit.