Archive for Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Also from August 14

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
South Junior High Teachers
Podcasts
Polls
Should the state make kindergarten mandatory?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
71%
No
 
27%
Undecided
 
1%
Total 295
What's your favorite type of amusement park ride?

Poll results

Response Percent
Roller-coaster
 
77%
Carousel
 
9%
Other
 
6%
Ferris wheel
 
3%
Bumper cars
 
3%
Total 31
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
South Junior High School teachers tour their new school for the first time Monday. Classes were scheduled to begin Wednesday, but they may be pushed back a few days because of unfinished construction. Administrators will decide when to start by noon on Tuesday. School’s start may be delayed
August 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
School may be delayed several days for students at South Junior High School, where construction is still under way and teachers are scrambling to set up classrooms. Lawrence public schools begin classes Thursday and seventh-graders are scheduled to attend a half-day of classes Wednesday.
10:00 a.m.
Templin residence hall residents, from left, Chantz Thomas, Jeremy Todd and Luke McCune, all 18, hold a sign announcing that Templin residents were in attendance Monday at Kansas University's annual Traditions Night, which filled the north end of Memorial Stadium with incoming freshmen. Students gathered to learn the history and traditions of KU. Incoming freshmen learn history, chants at KU Traditions Night
August 14, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Jimmy Khamphilay wants to start a Kansas University tradition in his family. His 23-year-old brother graduated from the university in May. Now it’s his turn to begin his career as a Jayhawk, and the 18-year-old from Shawnee knows he has a lot to absorb. “This will be a learning year to get used to college,” he said.
1:00 p.m.
Tammy Takaishi, left, Lauren Daly, Hannah Fiechtner and Justin Eakes work on their "Spy Twins" project at the Disney Imagineering headquarters in Glendale, Calif. The team was a finalist in the ImagiNations competition. All are Kansas University students except Takaishi, who attends the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Ride of their lives
August 14, 2007 in print edition on 1C
When she was a little girl, Hannah Fiechtner never thought about where the rides at Disney’s theme parks came from. “You think they automatically show up there,” she says. “Poof - like magic. When you’re little, you think they have magicians on staff and never give it a second thought.” After the past year, Fiechtner now realizes those rides are the result of a lot of hard work.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about South Junior High, the opening of the school year, with Lawrence Superintendent Randy Weseman
August 14, 2007
The start of school Wednesday at the new South Junior High School, 2734 La., which is still under construction, could be delayed one or two days. A decision will be made by noon Tuesday. Lawrence Supt. Randy Weseman takes your questions about that and other beginning-of-the-school-year issues.
4:00 p.m.
Festival pits North vs. South in rock ‘n’ roll skirmish
August 14, 2007 in print edition on 1C
In the early hours of Aug. 21, 1863, several hundred Confederate raiders led by William Quantrill rode into Lawrence while the town slept, gunning down its citizens and setting houses ablaze.
10:00 p.m.
James R. Gardner was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison for the 1977 murder of Margaret Maxey. Woman upset that killer will be released
August 14, 2007 in print edition on 3A
The daughter of a Lawrence woman brutally murdered 30 years ago learned this week that her mother’s killer will be released from prison.

All stories

Books teach kids about positive behaviors
August 14, 2007 in print edition on C2
Even the most whimsical bedtime stories can teach a useful lesson or two.
Safe and secure
Manhattan residents should work to get all the information they need to enthusiastically support the location of a federal biodefense lab in their community.
August 14, 2007 in print edition on A9
The possibility of Manhattan being chosen as the site of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is an exciting opportunity for that community and the rest of Kansas.
NFL: Vick investigation not complete
League attorney gathering information about Vick’s alleged involvement in dogfighting
August 14, 2007 in print edition on B3
The NFL has yet to complete its investigation of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who has been charged with operating a dogfighting ring from his Virginia property.
Lawrence Datebook
August 14, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.