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Mike and Kate Gerken's garden Kansas' Biggest Rodeo
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Polls
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.
 
33%
Not providing $250,000 for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center’s WRAP program, which works with children to prevent violence.
 
32%
Approving plans for the city’s second Wal-Mart.
 
28%
Giving city employees a 2-percent raise.
 
5%
Total 334
Videos

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 Rivals.com
August 9, 2007
With names coming and going from the picture this summer for KU's 2008 hoops recruiting class, Shay Wildeboor of Rivals.com has followed it all. He'll join KUSports.com 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.

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6Sports video: Pollard joins Celtics
August 9, 2007
Scot Pollard is officially a Boston Celtic. The former Kansas center joins fellow Jayhawk alum Paul Pierce in Bean town. Pollard, a 10-year NBA veteran, makes Boston the fifth stop in his pro career.
6Sports video: QB confusion continues
August 9, 2007
It would not be Kansas football season without a little confusion at the quarterback position. And with less than a month before the start of the Jayhawks’ season, that’s exactly what coach Mark Mangino has.
6News video: Meals on Wheels needs volunteers
August 9, 2007
Our local Meals on Wheels serves more than one hundred Lawrence residents daily, but says now they’re hungry for more volunteers and financial help. The organization now has a waiting list for services as demand grows but their needs don’t.
6News video: Jail and Bail helps March of Dimes
August 9, 2007
Lawrence’s Most Wanted spent some hard time behind bars today, all for a good cause. The criminals were sentenced today as part of the March of Dimes Jail and Bail.
6News video: High algae levels change taste of water
August 9, 2007
A natural change makes water in parts of town harder to swallow. High algae levels in Clinton Lake have changed the taste and smell of tap water for residents living west of Iowa Street.
6News video: Heritage area possibly headed to Lawrence
August 9, 2007
Lawrence may soon become headquarters of a 41-county heritage area. The Convention and Visitors Bureau would run the center under the name Destination Management Inc. if local leaders support the concept.
6News video: Woman seeks to change state marijuana laws
August 9, 2007
A Lawrence woman who helped change the way marijuana cases are handled in Lawrence is now leading a group that will seek a state law to legalize the drug for medical reasons.
6News video: Lecompton bridge completed
August 9, 2007
The construction that has split two communities ends tomorrow. The Lecompton bridge reopens to traffic at 3 p.m. Friday afternoon after five months under construction.
6News Now: Bridge to Lecompton to reopen
August 9, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the Lecompton Bridge will open to traffic a 3 p.m. Friday afternoon, and a possible new look for Wakarusa Drive.
Freak storm paralyzes much of NYC
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
A torrential downpour sent water surging through New York’s subway system and highway tunnels and across airport runways Wednesday, leaving thousands of commuters stranded and one big question: How could 3 inches of rain bring the nation’s largest mass transit system to a halt? The storm, which also spawned a rare tornado, hit just before dawn.
10U DCABA Hammers tryouts
August 9, 2007
The Douglas County Amateur Baseball Association 10U Hammers will hold tryouts at 4 p.m. Aug. 11at Holcom Red.
Lawrence Hummers 10U softball tryouts
August 9, 2007
Lawrence Hummers 10U girls fast pitch softball team will hold a meeting and tryout at 1:00 p.m. Sunday Aug. 12 at Woody Park.
Kansas Rebels 9U tryouts
August 9, 2007
Kansas Rebels 9U baseball team will conduct tryouts for the 2008 season at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 at YSI.
Campers go through drills and scrimmage
August 9, 2007
Players went through passing drills and a scrimmage during the third day of the KVSA’s Preseason Camp on Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc.
Dole director to lead Thompson committee
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Likely Republican presidential candidate Fred Thompson on Wednesday plucked Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, as his manager. Lacy, a longtime political operative who managed Thompson’s 1994 U.S. Senate victory, will take an unpaid leave of absence from the Dole Institute for an indefinite period of time.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.69 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Body Boutique adds new personal trainer
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Loren Jevons-Lee has joined Body Boutique as a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Jevons-Lee is a senior at Kansas University, where she is pursuing a degree in psychology. She has been training in various styles of martial arts for more than a decade, and three years ago, she earned her black belt in tae kwon do, goju-ryu and karate-do.
Topeka bank wants into Lawrence
Commerce Bank & Trust planning for two or three branches in city by 2009
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
A Topeka-based bank is looking to move into Lawrence. Commerce Bank & Trust is embarking on an expansion program that will start with a new branch in Shawnee, set to open in December. Up next: another three Johnson County locations next year, then “two or three” branches to be up and running in Lawrence by the end of 2009.
Horoscopes
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
You make waves this year, though you actually might be slightly more laid-back than usual. In fact, you might enjoy not being part of heavy projects. If you are single, you don’t need to maintain that status, as many would like to help you change directions. If you are attached, a new addition is likely - if not a child, then something that binds the two of you closer. CANCER reads you cold.
On the Record
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Law enforcement report¢ Burglaries and thefts reported¢ Emergency calls
2007 High School Football Schedules
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Free State High¢ Lawrence High¢ Veritas Christian
Commodities
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
¢ Chicago markets¢ Local markets¢ Nonferrous metals
Holmes says he’ll take the job if Johnson doesn’t want it
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas City running back Priest Holmes has a message for holdout All-Pro Larry Johnson: If you don’t want the job, I’ll take it. Holmes, a three-time Pro Bowler, turns 34 in October and has been out of football since 2005 after suffering what many figured was a career-ending injury. The Chiefs are not planning on him being anything more than a situational back, if he returns to the field at all.
Our Town Sports
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B5
Sports around Lawrence
U.S. can afford new bridges
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A9
So now they tell us that 73,764 American bridges last year were rated “structurally deficient” - the same rating as the Interstate 35 bridge that collapsed last week in Minneapolis. That doesn’t mean all those bridges are deadly dangerous, but it does mean nobody really knows. One might think, after 7,000 years of civilization, that the governing class would have figured out how to keep bridges from killing its citizens, but evidently our betters have had other priorities.
Act recounts role of Civil War women
August 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
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.
People in the News
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
¢ Lopez, first husband reach settlement¢ Exhaustion makes singer go to hospital¢ Jack White becomes father for second time¢ Amid paternity uproar, ex-Spice Girl marries¢ Toni Braxton sued after check bounces¢ One tour, two shows
State still cleaning up after fuel fire
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
More than a year after a gasoline leak from a nearby convenience store fueled an apartment fire, state regulators still are trying to clean up the area near Ninth and Louisiana streets. A Kansas Department of Health and Environment regulator said Wednesday the risk for another explosion from the spilled fuel is all but gone, but it may take several more years to remove contaminants from the ground and water.
Fossils challenge theory on human evolution timeline
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Surprising research based on two African fossils suggests our family tree is more like a wayward bush with stubby branches, challenging what had been common thinking on how early humans evolved.
Bounty Girls’ bond over captured crooks
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B8
What if you combined “The View” with “COPS”? You’d get a gritty law-enforcement procedural interrupted by female bonding, endless arguments, a constant fight for status within the group and a focus on female intuition, with a particular obsession over the location of the nearest bathroom. All of these elements come together on “Bounty Girls Miami” (8 p.m., Court TV).
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
¢ Chalmers receives praise¢ Self plays Southern Hills¢ Monroe update
Lucky fan wins baseball ‘lottery’
New Yorker, on way to Australia, lands historic souvenir
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
Matt Murphy’s stopover in San Francisco included a pretty wild ride, and it wasn’t on a cable car. The 21-year-old college student who grew up near Shea Stadium emerged from a mad scramble at AT&T Park on Tuesday night with a bloodied face and the city’s most-prized souvenir: the ball from Barry Bonds’ record 756th home run.
Grandchildren’s fears about killer wasps unfounded
August 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
My two grandsons both ran into the house, telling me of these flying torpedo things on the front stoop (their grandmother was in the lead). The low-flying insects were wasps, and in particular, cicada killer wasps. My explanation to the boys centered on what the wasps were doing and why they were harmless. That deterred the 6-year-old - he just took a wide berth - but the 3-year-old just wanted to catch one (grandmother just left). Harmless to humans in general, they may not be a happy specimen if captured.
Musharraf may declare state of emergency
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
The government of embattled Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf said today it may impose a state of emergency because of “external and internal threats” and deteriorating law and order in the volatile northwest near the Afghan border.
Hurricanes tough it out during second day
August 9, 2007
The Lawrence Youth Football Hurricanes run through drills during the second day of practice on Wednesday at Youth Sports Inc.
Woodling: Former Husker moves to BU
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
If the line had appeared in the transactions on the Scoreboard page, it might have read something like this: COLLEGE. BAKER - Sent DE Andrew Patch to Nebraska to complete deal for WR Tyrell Spain.
Kansas Rebels 11U tryouts
August 9, 2007
Kansas Rebels 11U baseball team will conduct tryouts for the 2008 season at 9:30 a.m Saturday, Aug. 11 at YSI.
GOP attacks stretch truth
August 9, 2007
Here’s an emerging line of attack you can expect to hear more of in the 2008 congressional campaigns - especially if you live near a vulnerable Democratic incumbent: “Democrats vote to give welfare benefits to illegal aliens.” Or, even better: “Democrats vote to take benefits away from deserving senior citizens to pay for welfare for illegal aliens.”
Residents ‘locked up’ for March of Dimes
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The March of Dimes Jail and Bail is locking up Lawrence’s most wanted residents today at Montana Mike’s Steakhouse, 1015 Iowa. Participants will serve time raising “bail” in the form of donations to help support lifesaving programs of research, community services and education.
Twins cruise to easy victory over Royals
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
The last major league team to hit an August home run was ready to make up for lost time. Michael Cuddyer and Torii Hunter each homered and drove in three runs to help jolt Minnesota out of a long offensive slump Wednesday night, and Johan Santana won his ninth straight decision against Kansas City with an 11-4 romp.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 9, 1907: “The county board of examiners has finished the grading of papers from the county teachers’ examination and certificates today will be awarded to 52 who have passed the tests and are eligible to teach here.
Penske rising
Penske Racing teammates Busch, Newmann making coordinated charge for the Chase
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B6
In one respect it almost seems unfair. As NASCAR’s most popular driver, Dale Earnhardt Jr., attempts to make the Chase for the Nextel Cup this season he is facing an uphill 2-on-1 battle. Earnhardt Jr., currently 13th in points and outside the Chase cutoff, trails Penske Racing’s Kurt Busch by seven points entering Sunday’s Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Just behind him in 14th is Busch’s teammate, Ryan Newman.
Bush says he’ll veto child health funding
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
President Bush vowed Wednesday to veto bipartisan legislation that would sharply increase funding for a popular health insurance program for poor children. In a wide-ranging interview with economic reporters, Bush also shrugged off Wall Street volatility, discounted fears that credit is drying up in the U.S. economy, said the housing-sector’s problems still point to a “soft-landing” and opposed any bailout for homeowners or lenders.
Police outcomes
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: In 2005, a “resource plan” for the Lawrence Police Department was completed to ensure that future police budgets were tied directly to community outcomes. One of the five-year objectives committed to by the Lawrence Police Department in the resource plan was that the clearance rate for major crimes in the city would be maintained at baseline.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
Army Brig. Gen. Bernard Rogers, a 46-year-old Kansan whose family had been living in Lawrence, was named by President Lyndon Johnson as commandant of the West Point Cadet Corps.
Chiefs’ McIntosh to miss 4-to-6 weeks
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs received some good news Wednesday when they learned left tackle Damion McIntosh will miss only four to six weeks because of a sprained right knee. The team initially feared the worst when McIntosh had to be taken off the practice field Monday on a motorized cart. But now he could be back in time to play in the Chiefs’ Sept. 9 season opener at Houston.
Democratic whim
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: David Smith and his Grassroots Action organization seem to believe that by polling 205 registered voters and finding a majority opposed to a second Wal-Mart in Lawrence, this entitles “the public” to a referendum to decide the matter.
Political pull
Dole Institute of Politics Director Bill Lacy is taking a leave to practice what he preaches.
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
It’s not exactly a vacation, but Bill Lacy, director of the Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University, plans to take a break from that job to pursue another passion. One of Lacy’s strengths in leading the Dole Institute has been the many connections he made in his years as a political strategist and consultant.
Ban on movement of livestock eased
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
Britain relaxed a nationwide ban on moving livestock Wednesday after authorities isolated the foot-and-mouth virus to a region near a government laboratory and a private company that developed vaccines for the disease.
Population at 60% of pre-Katrina number
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
New Orleans’ population has grown to about 273,600 people, or 60 percent of the number here before Hurricane Katrina hit nearly two years ago, a new report shows.
ECKAN commodities to be distributed
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation will distribute food items later this month to people who have previously signed up for commodities at these sites:
Rubble removal delayed at least week
August 9, 2007
Navy divers continued probing the wreckage of a collapsed bridge for bodies Wednesday, and officials said they expected removal of heavy debris to begin later than expected to give the divers time to do their work.
KU professors leading K-State gallery talk
August 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
Art-collecting couple Marjorie Swann and Bill Tsutsui, of Kansas University, will lead a gallery talk of their exhibition, “Making Kansas Home: Selections from the Marjorie Swann and Bill Tsutsui Collection,” at Kansas State University’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art.
Abortion foes starting to side with Morrison as he defends late-term law
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
Abortion opponents have criticized Paul Morrison ever since the abortion rights Democrat campaigned for attorney general. Now they are allies as he defends a law that could put a high-profile abortion provider in jail.
Who pays?
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
To the editor: I would like to personally invite all of the Lawrence residents to participate in the airport industrial park meetings. It is evident that the public does not have all of the information surrounding this project. The meeting that I went to July 30 discussed several topics, including tax consequences, sewer and stormwater issues.
Minorities now majority in 10 percent of U.S. counties
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
Whites are now in the minority in nearly one in 10 U.S. counties. And that increased diversity, fueled by immigration and higher birth rates among blacks and Hispanics, is straining race relations and sparking a backlash against immigrants in many communities.
KU tests emergency alert system
Text messaging service to begin during fall semester
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
Kansas University is now one of the first schools in the nation to be able to send out a mass emergency alert on campus. Testing of the system started Wednesday. Fire and police officers will now be able to call Public Safety dispatchers from the field and relay an emergency message for anything from terror threats to a hazardous spill specific to one building or the entire campus.
Kansas’ Biggest Rodeo keeps community alive
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A1
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.
Topeka theater plans youth production
August 9, 2007 in print edition on C2
The Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy will stage “Dear Edwina, Jr.” starting Friday and running through Aug. 19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. The play, written by Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, will be performed in the organization’s newly renovated Oldfather Theatre, 3028 SW Eighth Ave., Topeka.
KDOT leader orders visual inspection of bridges
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
The state’s top transportation official changed her mind and ordered a quick visual inspection of three northeastern Kansas bridges similar in design to the one that collapsed last week in Minnesota. Secretary Deb Miller had the Department of Transportation examine the U.S. 69 bridge over the Kansas River at 18th Street in Kansas City on Wednesday.
Lawrence Datebook
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Telemedicine may get $300K boost
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
From a small conference room at Kansas University Hospital, Dr. Gary Doolittle can listen to the heartbeats of patients sitting 270 miles away, in Hays. Thanks to a video-conferencing system and an electronic stethoscope, along with a host of other technology, Doolittle is able to treat cancer patients in western Kansas without either one of them making a four-hour drive.
Broker to testify against ex-city official
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B10
A week before a former Kansas City councilwoman goes on trial for mortgage fraud, one of her alleged accomplices has pleaded guilty and said he will help prosecutors. Ricky L. Hamilton, 53, of Grandview, pleaded guilty Tuesday to single counts of conspiracy and wire fraud. He also said he will testify against former Councilwoman Saundra McFadden-Weaver and contractor Emanuel M. Kind, who go on trial next week.
White Sox sneak past Tribe in 13
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Juan Uribe hit a two-run homer off Aaron Fultz in the bottom of the 13th inning Wednesday to lead the White Sox. Scott Podsednik singled with one out in the 13th and Uribe lined a ball over the wall in left center, his 12th homer of the season. Fultz (3-2) took the loss and Jose Contreras (6-14), making his first regular-season relief appearance since 2003 while with the New Y ork Yankees, got the victory by pitching two innings.
Raids in Shiite enclave
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A7
U.S. aircraft and soldiers attacked Shiite militia bomb makers accused of links to Iran in raids Wednesday that coincided with a visit to Tehran by Iraq’s prime minister. The U.S. military said 32 suspected militants were killed and 12 were captured.
Quantrill’s Raid and downtown on ‘iTours’
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
The Lawrence Convention & Visitors Bureau announces that two new “iTours” are available for streaming or downloading from www.visitlawrence.com.
Five charged in two shootings of Kansas City police officers
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B10
Prosecutors on Wednesday filed federal firearms and drug charges against five men involved in two separate shootings that left one dead and two Kansas City police officers wounded, one critically. The two shootings that occurred Tuesday were linked to drugs and weapons, said police spokesman Sgt. Tony Sanders.
Rejection of gambling boosts Sumner County
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A4
Rejection of expanded gambling in Sedgwick County gives neighboring Sumner County the exclusive franchise for a resort-style casino in south-central Kansas. Janis Hellard, Sumner County Economic Development Commission director, said Wednesday that four developers already are working on proposals and a half dozen others have expressed interest.
Absorbent Ink hires human resources leader
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Absorbent Ink, Lawrence, has appointed Alicia Worthey as director of human resources, responsible for overseeing employee relations, recruiting, policy development, benefits administration and management development and training.
Retrial ordered for 1974 slaying of girl
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
A man accused in the death of a 13-year-old girl in 1974 will go on trial for the second time, a Johnson County judge ruled Wednesday. Judge James Davis bound John Henry Horton over for trial after a three-day preliminary hearing. He set a scheduling conference for Aug. 17.
Demo derby driver ready for Overbrook
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
Lawrence resident Kristy Wempe fulfilled a dream Friday by driving in the Douglas County Fair’s demolition derby. Placing third in her heat and winning $50 was a bonus. She could have competed in the feature round, but decided against it because she wanted to save her 1972 Chevy Impala for Saturday night’s demolition derby in Overbrook.
A man with some land
Landscape architect becomes his own client for a change
August 9, 2007 in print edition on C1
Mike and Kate Gerken live near me, and I pass by their home fairly frequently. So I’ve witnessed the gradual transformation of their little garden. What was once a simple patch of grass framing their petite home a couple of seasons ago has blossomed into a collection of curving flower beds, fascinating lawn contours and impressive hardscapes.
Bonds follows up with 757
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B4
Barry Bonds wasted no time adding to his home run record: this time, with a two-run shot into the water for No. 757. Bonds hit a towering homer into McCovey Cove in the first inning of the San Francisco Giants’ 5-0 win against Washington on Wednesday, one night after breaking Hank Aaron’s 33-year-old record with his 756th.
The heir apparent?
Loner’ Sharp ready to help carry the load for Kansas
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B1
Let the Kansas University running-back battle begin. No, not that battle, the one where the leading candidates to be The Man who gets all the touches are trying to catch the coaches’ eyes. No, this is about the other battle in the backfield, the escalating war of words that often arises when a group of guys so confident - and different - in their abilities on the field and so comfortable with their relationships off it tend to, well, pop off.
White House says Bush had Lyme disease
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
President Bush was treated a year ago for what appears to have been Lyme disease, the White House said Wednesday.
Meals on Wheels looking to fill spots left by lack of volunteers
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
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.
Civil War events
August 9, 2007
Many events are scheduled as part of Civil War on the Western Frontier, which begins today. Events listed are free unless otherwise noted. For more information, visit http://www.watkinsmuseum.org/CivilWar2007.htm”>www.watkinsmuseum.org/CivilWar2007.htm
Candidates seek right distance from Bush
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A8
This weekend’s Iowa Republican straw vote signals that the preliminaries are almost over for the 2008 presidential nomination process. And the question is whether Republican candidates have forgotten what comes afterward - a general election.
Haskell men’s basketball coach resigns from position
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
After serving as the men’s basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University for the past three years, Jamie Morrison is moving on to take over the basketball program at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, Mass.
Tonganoxie projects won’t stop school
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A5
The Tonganoxie school district is overhauling its computer system and finishing up remodeling of its elementary school as it prepares for classes to start Wednesday. But the ongoing work projects are not expected to interfere with the start of school, Superintendent Richard Erickson said. “These are just minor details and inconveniences that we deal with every day, and we are going to work to make things happen,” Erickson said.
Big Dig supplier charged in motorist’s death
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A2
The company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse was indicted Wednesday in the death of a motorist crushed by ceiling panels.
Free State to hold parents’ meeting
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B3
Free State High School will hold an all-sports parent meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday in the school’s auditorium.
Jefferson County accident kills pigs on way to slaughterhouse
August 9, 2007 in print edition on A3
A semitrailer hauling about 160 pigs to a slaughterhouse went off the road early Wednesday south of Valley Falls and overturned. About half of the pigs were killed in the accident on Kansas Highway 4, said Capt. Tim Byers of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.
Let your 401(k) grow
Weigh transfer options when changing jobs
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Summer is often a time of transition. Many employees switch jobs during the summer and many often wonder: Should I let the money I’ve accumulated in my company retirement plan stay in the old plan? One participant in my online chat recently wrote: “I have $20,000 that I left in my 401(k) from a former employer. It’s still doing pretty well but I always hear that you should move it into an IRA or roll it into the 401(k) with the new employer.”
First State Bank welcomes new banker
August 9, 2007 in print edition on B9
Rebecca Waugh, Perry, has joined First State Bank & Trust as a personal banker working in the bank’s Perry branch.