Archive for Monday, September 10, 2012

Also from September 10

On the street
Who is the best football coach in the Big 12?

Poll results

Response Percent
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops
Kansas coach Charlie Weis
TCU coach Gary Patterson
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy
West Virginia coach Dana Holgorsen
Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads
Texas coach Mack Brown
Baylor coach Art Briles
Texas Tech coach Tommy Tuberville
Total 1994
Are you planning on commemorating the 9/11 attacks in your own personal way?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 308

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kathy Morgan, of Morganton, N.C., picks out a turquoise necklace to purchase. “I came a long way just for this,” said Morgan of her trip to the annual market. Artful works on display at Haskell Indian Art Market
September 8, 2012
With rows of vendors and hundreds of visitors, it can be hard to stand out at a large craft fair like Haskell’s. But Lita Atencio has been a vendor here for eight years, and she said there’s a trick to get passersby to notice her wares: be friendly.
6:00 a.m.
Chan (Coco) Wang, from China, on of several international students at Bishop Seabury Academy, participates in choir practice Friday at school. One year not nearly enough for international students at Lawrence’s Bishop Seabury Academy
September 5, 2012
Rather than a relatively short-term engagement with local host families, Bishop Seabury’s international students often stay with extended biological family in the U.S. in lieu of attending secondary school in their home countries. Many — if not most — also hope to go to university in the U.S. Gregarious, inquisitive and confident, Chan wants to go to Kansas University and study education.
10:00 a.m.
Leroy Mize, of Oskaloosa, looks over his collection of grasshoppers he’s made from old pipe wrenches, one of which is a 4-foot-long grasshopper that requires two people to move. Retired builder transforms tools into insect art
September 9, 2012
Leroy Mize,a retired builder, began making grasshopper figures out of a pipe wrench and nails after seeing one at a gasoline station during a vacation in Wichita.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas track and field standout Diamond Dixon is interviewed on the red carpet by members of the press before entering the Lied Center for the Rock Chalk Choice Awards on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
And the winner is … Diamond Dixon, Thomas Robinson take top honors
September 9, 2012
Thomas Robinson, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, and Diamond Dixon, U.S. Olympic gold-medal winner in the 4x400 relay last month in London, claimed Kansas University men’s and women’s 2011-12 athletes of the year during Sunday’s Rock Chalk Choice Awards at Lied Center.

All stories

Teacher honor
Everyone remembers their kindergarten teacher, and so will the students in Lauren Mitchell’s Kennedy School class.
September 10, 2012
It sounds like Lauren Mitchell deserves more than a $250 check.
Cost control
The county’s move to control towing rates is a real service for local motorists.
September 10, 2012
Thanks to the Douglas County Commission for moving forward on a plan to control the prices charged by towing companies who transport vehicles from an accident scene.