Archive for Thursday, October 4, 2012

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12:18 a.m.
Tobias Schlingensiepen, left, is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to represent Kansas' 2nd District in Congress. Jenkins says Schlingensiepen should apologize to her for comment
October 2, 2012
U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Topeka, on Tuesday said she wanted an apology from Democratic challenger Tobias Schlingensiepen for a comment he made when referring to the influence of money in Congress.
6:00 a.m.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama answers questions during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) Group at Dole applies dials to Romney, Obama during debate
October 3, 2012
When Republican Mitt Romney said he would cut government funding to Public Broadcasting Service, a group of undecided and independent voters at the Dole Institute of Politics watching the first presidential debate moved their dials way down. The 14 people were holed up in a room, moving individual dials to show how they felt about everything President Barack Obama and Romney said during the 90-minute debate that was held at the University of Denver.
10:00 a.m.
KU Business Dean Neeli Bendapudi's hope for the new six-story, 165,000-square-foot KU School of Business building is for it to fit in with the rest of the campus architecture, she said. This preliminary rendering from the architecture firm Perkins + Will shows a limestone building with red accents, viewed from across Naismith Drive to the northwest. The outstretched arm with the red roof would house conference areas, Bendapudi said. Design details may change after the school hires an architectural firm to begin official plans, she said. $20 million gift to help build new business school
October 4, 2012
In an interview last week, Dicus said that at other universities around the country, the business school building is often something to show off. And the foundation’s gift could make it that way at KU, he said.
2:00 p.m.
Though the Sunflower Showdown has seen some extremes even in just the past few years — like the then-record 51,821 fans in Memorial Stadium in 2006 (top left), to the turnout that dwindled to a mere handful at the end last season (top right) — one constant is the sea of purple (in 2009, main photo above) in Manhattan. 
There were a few jubilant KU fans in Manhattan for a 30-24 Kansas win in 2007 (lower left). In 2004, the Jayhawk faithful tore down the goal posts after a 31-28 Kansas victory in Lawrence (middle right), but the K-State backers made themselves at home at Memorial Stadium after the Wildcats’ 59-7 win in 2010 in Lawrence (bottom right). Sunflower snapshots: Missouri’s departure for the SEC has sharpened the focus for KU on its other big rival
October 4, 2012
There are 24 native Kansans on the Kansas University football roster and several other players who have been in town long enough to understand the significance of the annual Sunflower Showdown between KU and K-State.

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