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College pigskin only on Saturdays?

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¢ Should college football games be played on days other than Saturdays? KU Athletic Director Lew Perkins says he doesn't think so in this story in the [Boston Globe][1]."I'm a traditionalist," said Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins. "I feel college football should be played on Saturdays. We did play a Friday game (against Toledo) a couple of weeks ago, so you can say I'm talking out of both sides of my mouth, but we thought about it and it was a very difficult decision. We missed only one day of classes and as a one-time experience with the exposure, it wasn't that bad. But it is not something we're going to do very often."¢ Dennis Taylor, a finalist for the city manager job in Lawrence eventually given to David Corliss, says he's also no longer a candidate for a city manager job in a Seattle-area city, according to the [Eugene (Ore.) Register-Guard][2]._ "I am looking forward to working with the council and looking forward to the (two) new council members who are coming onto the council in January," he said. "I'm sorry for the disruption that this (news) has caused the city organization and the community."¢ Don Haider-Markel, a KU political science professor, thinks Idaho will add its name to the list of states with Constitutional amendments banning same-sex marriages, the [Idaho Statesman][3] reports. "It's one of those things they'd rather be safe than sorry," said Donald Haider-Markel, a University of Kansas political science professor who has tracked voting rights on gay issues.¢ Dan Thompson of Lawrence is quoted in this [Reuters News Service][4] story about the political implications of falling gasoline prices."It feels a lot better when it's $2 a gallon instead of $3 a gallon," said Dan Thompson, a 43-year-old father of three from Lawrence, Kansas, who commutes more than 70 miles a day.¢ Alan Mulally, the former Boeing exec now in charge of Ford Motor Co., isn't the only KU grad moving up the ranks at Ford. Hal S. Feder Jr. has been named president and CEO of Ford South Africa, according to the [Wheels24][5] industry Web site."It is a great privilege to pilot the Ford Motor Company team in Southern Africa. I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead and I am eager to begin my tenure here in South Africa."¢ A [Chicago Sun-Times][6] columnist speculates that San Diego Padres manager Bruce Bochy might be headed to a midwestern Major League Baseball team because his son, Brett, is a student at KU._Padres CEO Sandy Alderson has told reporters the year left on Bochy's contract makes talk about his future a moot point. But if GM Kevin Towers, a close friend of Bochy's, isn't retained, there could be a big shake-up. With his youngest son, Brett, now attending the University of Kansas, Bochy has no ties anchoring him to San Diego and might welcome a move to the Midwest. [1]: http://www.boston.com/sports/colleges/football/articles/2006/09/29/irish_hold_winning_ticket_in_bcs_lottery/?page=2 [2]: http://www.registerguard.com/news/2006/09/30/d1.cr.taylor.0930.p1.php?section=cityregion [3]: http://www.idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061001/NEWS01/610010330&SearchID=73258625244566 [4]: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/28/AR2006092800622.html [5]: http://www.wheels24.co.za/Wheels24/News/Industry_News/0,,1369-1372-2095_2006798,00.html [6]: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/deluca/77062,CST-SPT-deluca29.article

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