Archive for Saturday, August 18, 2007

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4:51 a.m.
Pulse Podcast
Trout Fishing in America reels in kids' interest
Posted August 17, 2007
Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet write songs about ice cream, aliens in noses and beans and weenies. It's safe to say their songs are generally intended for children. But they hope parents might actually like the songs, too. The duo make up Trout Fishing in America, a three-time Grammy-nominated band that plays at 7 p.m. today at the Lied Center. The performance is the Lied's annual Family Concert. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Grimwood and Idlet talk about their songwriting process and where their crazy name came from. And, as always, find out what else is going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence High's Tony Williams tries to avoid Topeka High defender Dillon Hazlett (8). Williams rushed for 167 yards October 27, 2006, in the Lions' 52-28 victory at Haskell Stadium. Haskell may charge for football parking
August 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence school leaders’ ears perked up when Haskell Indian Nations University officials said they may charge for parking at high school football games. But Ted Juneau, a consultant to Haskell President Linda Warner, said Friday there is no concrete proposal to establish a parking fee. Juneau, however, said as part of a comprehensive review of university athletic programs, “We have to look at maximizing income.”
12:00 p.m.
Ted Grinter, of rural Tonganoxie, pets his dog Buddy early Tuesday morning in his sunflower field between Lawrence and Tonganoxie. Grinter plants a small field every year, sells the seeds and lets the public take photos when the plants are in full bloom. Sunflower farm shows off state icon
August 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Sunflowers are in full bloom and fans don’t have to travel far to take in their beauty. Ted Grinter has 27 acres of row after row after row of sunflowers on his farm about 7 miles northeast of Lawrence. “Come on out. Take all the pictures you want,” Grinter said.

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Faith Briefs
August 18, 2007 in print edition on D8
Religious events around Lawrence this week.
Preseason Schedule
August 18, 2007 in print edition on C8
Society Calendar
August 18, 2007 in print edition on D5
Events around Lawrence
Around and About
August 18, 2007 in print edition on D3
Events around Lawrence
Lawrence Datebook
August 18, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Where to Write
August 18, 2007 in print edition on B7