Archive for Thursday, August 9, 2007

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Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Mike and Kate Gerken's garden Kansas' Biggest Rodeo
The Lawrence City Commission made several significant decisions Tuesday night. Which of these decisions concerns you the most?

Poll results

Response Percent
Raising taxes 0.425 mills to help maintain T ridership hours.
Not providing $250,000 for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s WRAP program, which works with children to prevent violence.
Approving plans for the city’s second Wal-Mart.
Giving city employees a 2-percent raise.
Total 334

Lead stories

2:21 a.m.
Cowboys warm up for the team roping event at Kansas' Biggest Rodeo in Phillipsburg, Kan.  The rodeo draws thousands to Phillipsburg, nearly tripling the population of the western Kansas town. Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo keeps community alive
August 9, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The baritone voice of John Wayne reverberated throughout the arena reciting “America, Why I Love Her” to the thousands of denim-clad cowboys and cowgirls. A discord of smells, including manure, hamburgers and sweat, wafted overhead as the announcer’s microphone screeched sharply into focus. “Are you guys ready for some rodeo?” chirped the announcer, bouncing wall-to-wall sound in an overhead booth.
10:59 a.m.
In this photo from March 29, 2007, Annie Neri a program assistant and driver for Meals on Wheels lays out lunch for William Tarpy in his West Lawrence apartment. Meals on Wheels looking to fill spots left by lack of volunteers
August 9, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The summer help is starting to thin out for Lawrence Meals on Wheels. Substitute drivers are shouldering much of the load, and many Kansas University students who typically pitch in don’t usually start volunteering until after Labor Day. “It’s a tough time for us now,” executive director Kim Culliss said.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Chat with Shay Wildeboor of
August 9, 2007
With names coming and going from the picture this summer for KU's 2008 hoops recruiting class, Shay Wildeboor of has followed it all. He'll join Thursday at 2 p.m. to answer your questions about recruiting and give some names to keep an eye on over the coming months.
4:00 p.m.
Joyce Thierer, dressed in a replica Civil War uniform, rides one of her horses near her home near Admire. Thierer will give a presentation in Lawrence about women who fought in the Civil War. Act recounts role of Civil War women
August 9, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Growing up in rural Kansas during the 1960s, Joyce Thierer often rode her horse to town to check out books from the traveling bookmobile. She liked books about the West, but she wondered why there weren’t any about women. Then, one day, she checked out a book about a woman who fought in the Civil War. “This just opened up my eyes,” Thierer says.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Our Town Sports
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Sports around Lawrence