Archive for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Also from August 8

Audio clips
Blog entries
On the street
Photo galleries
KU Media Day 2007 The Ballad of Black Jack
How well does the city enforce its "aggressive panhandling" ordinance?

Poll results

Response Percent
More is needed
It’s just right
It’s too harsh
Total 271

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Steve Burton plays guitar for tips on the northeast corner of 10th and Massachusetts streets in this 2005 photo. City commissioners approved "aggressive panhandling" ordinances, but they've been rarely enforced. Burton says he has never had complaints about his playing music for donations. Panhandling ordinance sees little action
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
One year after the Lawrence City Commission passed an ordinance intended to stop aggressive panhandling, the panhandlers are still around - especially downtown. “You can come down here any day and get asked for money. Any day of the week,” said Ken Campbell, owner of Winfield House, 835 Mass.
10:00 a.m.
Andrew Winetroub, Kansas university senior from Leavenworth, introduces himself to three female KU students cooling off in a small pool outside their apartment on Tennessee Street. In the pool from left are Ginny Bauer, Wichita senior, Kristen Kuebelbeck, Overland Park senior, and Christine Pringle, Wichita senior. Winetroub and his friend Bailor Hardman, a KU senior from Osborne, stopped by to visit their new neighbors Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to be in the high 90s through the weekend before reaching 100 by Monday. No relief from heat wave in sight as temperatures expected to reach 100s
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The temperature in Lawrence was 94 degrees and climbing at 1 p.m. Tuesday when Scott Russell and Chris Patrick prepared to play a round of golf at Orchards Golf Course, 1500 Bob Billings Parkway.
1:00 p.m.
Passengers prepare to board a train at the depot in Baldwin City. The Midland Railway is celebrating its 20th anniversary this weekend. Railway travels back in time
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The calendar pages will flip backward 20 years Saturday at Baldwin City’s Midland Railway. It was on Aug. 8, 1987, when an excursion train pulled by a 1946 diesel locomotive left Baldwin City’s 1906 depot and took its first passengers on a short six-mile round trip. Among the passengers was then-Gov. Mike Hayden.
4:00 p.m.
Governor Robinson, played by Philip Bradley, Lawrence, introduces what was known as the Beecher's Bible to the settlers during a dress rehearsal for The Ballad of Black Jack Monday night at the Lawrence Arts Center. Black Jack’ puts history onstage
August 8, 2007 in print edition on 1C
It’s a case of history repeating, but this time someone else is in charge. “The Ballad of Black Jack” returns this week to the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., where it had a moderately successful run last year as the kick-off to Civil War on the Western Frontier activities.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Miles headed to Spain
Ex-Jayhawk lands job overseas; Lee to work as graduate assistant
August 8, 2007 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University point guard Aaron Miles will travel overseas to play basketball again this season.
Loan probe
University athletic departments now are drawing attention in an investigation about kickbacks from student loan companies.
August 8, 2007 in print edition on A12
If well-regarded academic units have done it, it’s not surprising that some American college athletic departments might have steered student athletes to education lenders in exchange for kickbacks.