Archive for Sunday, August 26, 2007

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Fiddling and Picking Championships School construction Office optimism

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
South Junior High School eighth-grade English teacher Kathleen Scollon teaches in the hallway of the new school, which cost about $24 million. The school's construction took up the largest part of a $54 million bond issue passed in April 2005. $54 million: With Lawrence school construction winding down, the district offers a look at what taxpayers paid for
August 26, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The work that resulted from a $54 million bond issue in 2005 is done - well, nearly done. Gone are the portable classrooms at the junior high schools. In their place are new wings to schools, as well as new classrooms and locker rooms. Older schools are now new and improved. One school, South Junior High, which still needs work, was totally rebuilt.
12:00 p.m.
Lawrence author Laura Moriarty returns to small-town Kansas in her second novel, "The Rest of Her Life," which chronicles the aftermath of a tragedy caused by a teen's carelessness and its impact on an already strained mother-daughter relationship. Blind spot
August 26, 2007 in print edition on 1D
In the thick of writing her second novel, Laura Moriarty’s life got complicated. Her infant daughter’s father left town unexpectedly. Then she and her baby came down with chronic bronchitis that nagged them for six months. Still, the Lawrence author felt relatively fortunate.
10:00 p.m.
Aaron McClellan of Burlington, Colo., spends time with his daughter, Alyssa McClellan, 4, Sunday, after arriving at Forbes Field in Topeka after serving a year in Iraq. National Guard unit returns
August 26, 2007 in print edition on 3A
It was a mad dash to the cars and home Sunday afternoon in Topeka. The members of the 714th Security Forces unit of the Kansas National Guard arrived back in the United States and weren’t going to waste any time standing around feeling nostalgic for Iraq. Stacy Gonzales stood with nearly two dozen members of her family who came to Forbes Field to give her a big welcome home.

All stories

August 26, 2007 in print edition on D3
The best-selling books for this week.
Lawrence Datebook
August 26, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Edwards claims ‘biggest win of career’
Driver turns in dominating performance at Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee
August 26, 2007 in print edition on C2
Carl Edwards picked up another 10 bonus points to use in his pursuit of the Nextel Cup title with a dominating victory Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway.