Archive for Thursday, October 18, 2012

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9:15 a.m.

The Daisy Hill skyline could change if the Kansas Board of Regents approves a request from Kansas University to demolish McCollum Hall. Two new residence halls and a parking lot would be built on Daisy Hill as part of the project, which would cost $48.7 million. Plans advance for School of Business building, `Rules of Basket Ball’ museum, razing McCollum
October 17, 2012
Higher education officials on Wednesday endorsed two major building projects totaling more than $83 million on the Kansas University campus, and the destruction of a residence hall.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commissioner Nancy Thellman chats on
October 18, 2012
2:00 p.m.
Kansas University fans cheer for the Jayhawks during the homecoming game against Texas Tech on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at Memorial Stadium. KU prepares for homecoming centennial
October 18, 2012
Kansas University will celebrate its 100th homecoming next week with some new twists on the event’s age-old traditions. Among the changes for this year’s celebration will be the move of the Homecoming Parade from Saturday to Friday evening; the introduction of a pep rally following the parade; a new light-decoration contest called Glow KU; and the reintroduction of the Jayhawk Jog 5K, which on Sunday morning will kick off the week’s events.
6:00 p.m.
Tobias Schlingensiepen, left, is challenging U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins to represent Kansas' 2nd District in Congress. Jenkins reports huge advantage over Schlingensiepen in latest campaign disclosures
October 18, 2012
Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins continued her advantage in fundraising over her Democratic challenger in the Kansas 2nd District race, according to documents filed this week. Federal campaign reports show Jenkins had nearly $1.4 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 15. By comparison, Topeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen reported having $50,400 cash on hand.
10:00 p.m.
Joel Russell, 46, already incarcerated for a sexual assualt, was identified earlier this year as a suspect in a 1985 rape and kidnapping of a Topeka woman. Joe Jones, a Topeka man, had been convicted of the crime, but was released when DNA evidence showed he was innocent. Victim disappointed in dismissal of rape charges in 1985 case
October 18, 2012
Shawnee County prosecutors have decided to drop a rape charge against Joel Russell, 46, who was identified earlier this year by DNA evidence as a suspect in a 1985 Topeka kidnapping and rape for which another man was wrongfully convicted.

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