Archive for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

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What do you think of Pizza Hut's pledge to donate a lifetime of pizza to the person that asks the presidential candidates, "Sausage or pepperoni?" at next week's debate?

Poll results

Response Percent
A new low in politics
 
53%
A genius marketing move
 
29%
What about extra cheese?
 
10%
Other
 
6%
Total 516
Who will win the race for Douglas County Commissioner, 2nd District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nancy Thellman
 
76%
Frank Male
 
23%
Total 72
Who will win the race for Kansas State Board of Education, District 4?

Poll results

Response Percent
Carolyn Campbell
 
89%
Jack Wu
 
10%
Total 64
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 44th District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Patrick Bengtson
 
50%
Rep. Barbara Ballard
 
49%
Total 97
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 42nd District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Rep. Connie O’Brien
 
59%
Harold Fevurly, Jr.
 
40%
Total 22
Who will win the race for Kansas House, 10th District?

Poll results

Response Percent
John Wilson
 
90%
Erica Anderson
 
9%
Total 75
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 19th District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Casey Moore
 
84%
Sen. Anthony Hensley
 
15%
Total 223
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 3rd District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sen. Tom Holland
 
71%
Rep. Anthony Brown
 
28%
Total 71
Who will win the race for Kansas state senate, 2nd district?

Poll results

Response Percent
Sen. Marci Francisco
 
75%
Ronald Ellis
 
25%
Total 48
Who will win the race to represent Kansas' 2nd Congressional District?

Poll results

Response Percent
Rep. Lynn Jenkins
 
61%
Tobias Schlingensiepen
 
38%
Total 248
Who will win the race for president?

Poll results

Response Percent
President Barack Obama
 
54%
Republican nominee Mitt Romney
 
45%
Total 280

Lead stories

12:46 a.m.
Grace Adams, 7, a member of the Clinton Eagles 4-H Club, watches her “eco-bot” after it was deployed on a map representing an oil-spill area. At a National 4-H Week event at the former at Wakarusa Valley School, Grace and some of her fellow 4-H’ers learned firsthand about building robots that can be used to preserve and protect the environment. 4-Hers transform toothbrush into robot designed to scrub toxic oil spill
October 8, 2012
Clinton Eagles Science Day was held in honor of National 4-H Week and National Youth Science Day Monday at former Wakarusa Valley School building.
6:00 a.m.
Jason Hering, of Lawrence, with the Wetlands Preservation Organization and KU Eco Justice, works Tuesday morning at the Haskell Eco Walk area, just north of 31st Street and across from the Baker Wetlands. Hering and various organizations and volunteers are creating ramps, walkways and trails through the wetlands areas on the north side of 31st Street. The Wetlands Preservation Organization was an unsuccessful plaintiff in the lawsuit to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway. South Lawrence Trafficway legal fight ends with passing of deadline
October 9, 2012
The more than 20-year legal battle to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from running through the Baker Wetlands is now officially over.
2:00 p.m.
Gov. Brownback gave the State of the State address on Wednesday January 11, 2011. Brownback not ruling out sales tax plan next year
12:43 p.m., October 10, 2012 Updated 6:35 p.m.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t ruled out proposing that the state help balance its budget by keeping its current sales tax in place longer rather than letting it drop next year as planned.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence High graduate Noel Fisher was one of a number of Ohio State University students to greet President Obama when he arrived in Columbus, Ohio, today. Fisher is wearing a red shirt and a sweater vest. OSU freshman Jordan Isern is standing next to Obama. Lawrence High graduate meets Obama at Ohio campaign stop
October 9, 2012
Noel Fisher probably never imagined that getting involved as a student volunteer on President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign would lead to a personal meet-and-greet with the president himself.
10:00 p.m.
Alyssa Cusick, a worker at the Lawrence Humane Society takes T-bone, a lab mix, into a fenced-in yard for some outdoor time at the shelter on Sept. 25, 2012. T-bone has been at the shelter longer than all the other dogs. Pets look to connect
October 8, 2012
In the long rows of dog kennels at the Lawrence Humane Society, T-Bone isn’t especially eye-catching. He’s not very large or very small — he’s medium-sized. His coat isn’t fluffy or spotted — it’s short and all black. He’s not tough-looking — he’s a Labrador-chow chow mix whose tail can’t seem to decide if it wants to be straight or curly. But T-Bone’s biggest problem is one that, for many dogs, seems to get worse the longer they stay there.

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Editorial: Worthy legacy
Library and fitness programs are a great way to remember the community contributions of the late Dr. Bob Frederick.
October 10, 2012
Congratulations to the family of the late Bob Frederick for their efforts to keep alive the memory and the values of the former Kansas University athletic director who died in a 2009 bicycle accident.