Archive for Friday, August 10, 2007

Also from August 10

Audio clips
On the street
What do you think of Sam Brownback's performance in the Senate during his presidential campaign?

Poll results

Response Percent
It needs improvement
It’s good
It’s adequate
Total 413

Lead stories

2:23 a.m.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., steps off his campaign bus at a stop in Adel, Iowa. Brownback kicked off his summer road trip Monday, a 1,200-mile, four-day, 27-stop tour through Iowa. Brownback absences rank No. 3
August 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican running for president, has missed nearly 40 percent of his Senate votes this session. Many of those absences stem from campaigning in Iowa in preparation for that state’s leadoff presidential caucus in January and the Iowa Straw Poll, which is Saturday.
10:00 a.m.
Doug Stephens, a road inspector for Douglas County, moves a sign across the road near the bridge over the Kansas River at Lecompton. The bridge linking Lecompton and Perry is set to reopen today after a five-month deck replacement project. Bridge reopening today
August 10, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Life gets a little easier after 3 p.m. today for residents of Lecompton and Perry. That’s when the last barricade is supposed to come down and the Kansas River bridge at Lecompton reopens. After five months, the two communities across the river from each other that share a school district will be reunited.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Band plays music from 1850s Kansas
Posted August 10, 2007
Lawrence probably had a strong music scene in the 1850s, but just a tad different from the way things are today. No drum sets or electric guitar. Banjos, fiddles, guitars and animal bones were among the instruments. And the music represented the eclectic immigrant tradition that was helping to populate the West. This week's Pulse Podcast takes a look at the music of territorial Kansas through the eyes of Jonathon Goering, a member of the Wichita band The Freestaters. The Freestaters will be playing a dinner at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Mass. Hear some traditional music from the era and hear why Goering thinks musical instruments were often part of the wagon loads that headed west.
4:00 p.m.
Off the map
August 10, 2007 in print edition on 1C
After being exposed to Gillian Welch’s music, a listener unfamiliar with the singer-songwriter might conjure a distinct mental picture of her. She is likely a Southerner who grew up in dirt-poor conditions. Learned to play guitar from her grandpappy. Still lives on a farm. Wears a lot of gingham. In truth, Welch is a New York City native raised primarily in Los Angeles by parents who co-wrote the Emmy-winning musical numbers on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

All stories

On the Record
August 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
¢ Law enforcement report¢ Emergency calls
Lawrence Datebook
August 10, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
News of the Weird
August 10, 2007 in print edition on C2
¢ Lead story¢ Can’t possibly be true¢ Unclear on the concept