Archive for Thursday, August 2, 2007

Also from August 2

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Domestic partnership registry Douglas County Fair 2007, Day 3
Do you feel safe on Kansas bridges?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 569

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Angela Richmond, left, and Teri Herberger kiss after completing their domestic partnership registration at City Hall. Richmond and Herberger, who have been together for three years, celebrated their "official" partnership Wednesday. Insurance companies see little change for businesses
August 2, 2007 in print edition on 7A
Lawrence’s new domestic partnership registry - the first in the state - may not do as much to increase the availability of health insurance to same-sex couples as once thought. Insurance leaders on Wednesday said the new registry doesn’t change a state law that limits the ability of insurance companies to offer policies that cover domestic partners.
10:15 a.m.
Online chat
Chat about back-to-school rules
August 2, 2007
Free State High School Principal Joe Snyder will take questions about guidelines regarding school supplies, appropriate dress and the personal technology that is - and is not - allowed in school.
11:32 a.m.
Faith Files
Pastor gets inspiration from U2
Posted August 2, 2007
When the Rev. Michael Tomson-Degreeff wanted inspiration for his summer sermon series, he didn't look to classic literature or traditional sacred music giants like Handel ...
1:30 p.m.
Bob Cleavenger, left, and Herman Watson stand at the controls of a steam engine during the early days of the McLouth Threshing Bee. Watson organized the first threshing bee in 1957 on his farm east of McLouth. Threshing bee offers glimpse of past
August 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
On a Sunday afternoon in 1957, Herman “Slim” Watson thought it would be a good idea to invite a few people to his farm to watch a threshing demonstration. It was the start of a 50-year tradition that continues this weekend as thousands of people visit McLouth for the annual McLouth Threshing Bee.
3:00 p.m.
Maggy Keslar 12, of the Kanwaka 4-H club, washes the feet of her sheep at the Douglas County Fair. 4-H’ers plan to bid projects farewell
August 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Even though Chad gave her a kiss, 17-year-old Courtney Harris hasn’t developed deep feelings for her 238-pound pink pig. She plans to sell him at the 4-H Livestock Auction on Sunday.
5:00 p.m.
After waiting in the wings for the past two seasons, Free State High senior quarterback Craig Rosenstengle is ready for his chance to lead the Firebirds' football team. Stepping into the spotlight
August 2, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Last year, the Free State High football team turned in the best season in the school’s 10-year history. Led by Ryan Murphy, a dynamic, do-it-all type of quarterback, Free State rolled through the Sunflower League season unbeaten, won 11 games overall and came within one game of playing for a state championship.
10:00 p.m.
The Interstate 70 bridges over the Kansas River, a "fracture critical" bridge, is scheduled to be replaced in 2008 because of deterioration in some of the steel elements. The bridges get inspected every year. KDOT to motorists: State’s bridges are safe
August 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s all about trusting a set of eyes. Inspectors for counties and the Kansas Department of Transportation crawl, climb and creep over bridges all across the state to ensure that problems don’t develop that lead to catastrophic failures like Wednesday’s deadly bridge collapse in Minneapolis.

All stories

Speedy change
State highway officials have an opportunity to completely rethink the speed limits near schools located on U.S. Highway 56.
August 2, 2007 in print edition on A8
Regardless of what prompted it, a review of speed limits on highways that pass close to three Kansas schools seems long overdue.
Lawrence Datebook
August 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.