Archive for Sunday, October 14, 2012

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6:00 a.m.
Kansas running back James Sims is upended by the Oklahoma State defense during the second quarter on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at Memorial Stadium. Column: QB switch affects RB James Sims, too
October 14, 2012
The lights were turned up at a factory in 1924, and productivity increased. After a while, the lights were dimmed, and productivity increased again. It’s known as the Hawthorne effect. Part of what happened when Charlie Weis replaced immobile senior quarterback Dayne Crist with the more elusive red-shirt freshman Michael Cummings in the third quarter of Saturday’s lightning-interrupted football game could be attributed to the way the quarterbacks handle pressure from the defense.
10:00 a.m.
In September 2006, Iraq War veteran Brent Whitten was injured while serving as the gunner in a Humvee when a suicide bomber driving a van exploded into the side of it in Baghdad. Whitten, now a student at Kansas University, is in his final year of finishing his undergraduate degree in journalism. KU student, veteran on mission to get degree after injuries
October 13, 2012
To understand why Brent Whitten will be at the front of the room Sunday as the Wounded Warrior Project receives the 2012 Dole Leadership Prize at the Dole Institute of Politics, you can start on Sept. 9, 2006. But you have to continue to today, six years later, as he studies for midterms and figures out how to fit an economics course into his schedule next semester and needs to get back home to Topeka by 4 so he can pick up his 7-year-old son at the bus stop.
2:00 p.m.
Millicent Pepion, former leader of the Wetlands Preservation Organization, is pictured Thursday at the Medicine Wheel located on the southern edge of the Haskell Indian Nations University campus. Pepion and others fear that this area will be affected by the construction of the South Lawrence Trafficway. Wetlands advocates look for new ways to stop construction of South Lawrence Trafficway as legal battle ends
October 13, 2012
At one time, Patrick Austin Freeland thought a fancy suit and a trip to Washington, D.C., probably was the best way to stave off the South Lawrence Trafficway. Freeland, like dozens upon dozens of Haskell Indian Nations University students over the last two decades, has been a crusader to stop the South Lawrence Trafficway from being built through the wetlands that are owned by Haskell and Baker universities along 31st Street.
6:00 p.m.
Jack Clark, a junior at Lawrence High School, uses a computer to work a drawing program Thursday at the high school. Lawrence school officials are trying to plan for the day when every student will come to class connected to at least one, and possibly multiple wireless devices. School leaders consider ways to upgrade technology
October 13, 2012
Lawrence school officials envision a day in the not-too-distant future when every student will come to class connected to at least one, and possibly multiple, wireless devices.
10:00 p.m.
Dog owners walk back to their sitting dogs during an obedience event at the Lawrence Jayhawk Kennel Club all-breed dog show Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The event continues today. Dog handlers hope for the best in show
October 13, 2012
Sometimes life is just ruff. Take Erin Roberts’ client, who owns Malachy, the oddly lovable Pekingese who won this year’s prestigious Westminster Kennel Club show in New York. She got into showing her dogs, Roberts said, after a lot of family trouble and a dark period in her life. She found it to be a welcome distraction. Dogs, after all, don’t do that kind of drama.

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