Archive for Monday, August 27, 2007

Also from August 27

On the street
Photo galleries
Kaw Valley Soccer On a mushroom mission
Should City Hall extend the hours drivers must pay to park downtown?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 240

Lead stories

2:50 a.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.
9:00 a.m.
Change considered for parking meters
August 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s 8 p.m. on a pleasant Friday evening on Massachusetts Street. The sidewalks are bustling, outdoor diners fill the air with the clanging of plates and silverware, and Mass Street is a river of slow-moving vehicles. In short, there’s activity everywhere. Everywhere except at the parking meters, that is. They’re on break, like they are every evening. City regulations require that downtown parking meters be fed only from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
1:00 p.m.
Between tumbling, handstands and the balance beam, it's hard to tell that Alexis Foster nearly lost her foot. A year ago she spent nearly five weeks at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., being treated for a foot injury. 4-year-old gymnast, family rebound after girl nearly lost foot
August 27, 2007 in print edition on 3A
With her arms outstretched, 4-year-old Alexis Foster steadied herself. She placed one foot in front of the other and inched across the balance beam. She didn’t seem to notice the occasional bursts of laughter coming from the children scurrying around her. Alexis reached the end of the beam and turned around. Her mother, Donna Foster, and her father, Phil Foster, watched. Next to the parents, Alexis’ brother, Philip, played on a computer.
4:00 p.m.
"The African Queen," an unidentified mushroom, photographed in Nigeria. On a mushroom mission
August 27, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Taylor Lockwood’s mushrooms are psychedelic - even without eating them. The fungi in his photographs glow in bright pinks, greens, blues and other colors you’d never see in the drab mushroom section of your local supermarket. “The point of my work,” he says, “is to show people one more beautiful facet of their natural world.”
10:00 p.m.
Craig Nowatzke, right, owner of "SunDog," an outdoor food cart, makes change for Jon Klassen in downtown Lawrence in this Journal-World file photo.  Tonight city commissioners are considering four options for a new sales tax proposal. 10-year sales tax increase on table
August 27, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Think longer. Support built among city commissioners on Monday for a plan to ask voters to approve a sales tax increase that would sunset after 10 years, rather than after five years as previously proposed. “I think we have needs that just exceed what we can do in five years,” Mayor Sue Hack said.

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Rec Calendar
August 27, 2007 in print edition on B6
Sports clubs and events around Lawrence
Lawrence Datebook
August 27, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Events calendar
August 27, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.