Archive for Friday, August 3, 2007

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Douglas County Fair 2007 Corky the Wiener Dog

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
A loader moves coal at the Westar Energy plant in Lawrence.  The plant, which burns coal to generate electricity, serves Lawrence and the surrounding area. Westar among ‘dirtiest plants’
August 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The Lawrence Energy Center releases carbon dioxide at a faster rate than all but 11 other large power plants in the country, according to a new study. Westar Energy’s coal-fired plant reported emitting 4.18 million tons of the gas while producing nearly 3.26 million megawatt hours of electricity last year, according to the study from the Environmental Integrity Project.
1:00 p.m.
Mark Anderson, right, husband of Brittani and father of Aiden, 23 months, will deploy today for his third tour of duty in a war zone. He will head to Afghanistan with the 4th Brigade Combat Team in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division. Lawrence soldier deploys today for third time
August 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
When Mark Anderson joined the Army in 2003, he had no idea that four years later he would be serving his third tour of duty in a war zone. He knows he has only himself to blame.
3:00 p.m.
Cast members of Baldwin City Community Theater's production of "Grease" rehearse a song this week. The show opened Thursday and continues through Au Pulse Podcast: ‘Grease’ slides into Baldwin City
August 3, 2007
For the first time in five years, the Baldwin City Community Theater’s summer performance is back outside this year, in a vacant downtown lot.
5:00 p.m.
Sheryl Saathoff, a superintendent of the flower exhibition at the Douglas County Fair, looks at tags on the entries exhibit after judging was completed Thursday morning. County fair in full bloom
August 3, 2007 in print edition on 3A
It’s not just cows, goats and swine being displayed and judged at the Douglas County Fair. There are also cacti and caladiums, hibiscus and herbs, sunflower and sage.
10:00 p.m.
5 bridges in county ‘deficient’
August 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
There’s definitely a batch of bridges in Douglas County to keep a close eye on. Kansas Department of Transportation leaders on Friday confirmed there are five bridges that have been rated as “structurally deficient,” the same category that the collapsed Minneapolis bridge was rated.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
August 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Good reminder
The Minneapolis bridge collapse should make us more tolerant of any problems caused by the upcoming replacement of Kansas Turnpike bridges.
August 3, 2007 in print edition on A10
It might be good for Lawrence residents to clip out some photos of Wednesday’s bridge collapse in Minneapolis so they can pull them out for another look next May.
Dodgers hold steroids awareness clinic
August 3, 2007 in print edition on B5
It was steroids awareness day at Dodger Stadium, and it had nothing to do with Barry Bonds.