Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Also from July 25

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Walt's Boxing Game 07-25-07
Podcasts
Polls
How do you think KU's football team will fare this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
Bowl bound
 
30%
Middle of the pack
 
25%
Who cares as long as they beat MU.
 
19%
Bottom of Big 12
 
15%
Big 12 North champs
 
5%
Big 12 champs
 
3%
Total 246
Videos

Lead stories

4:40 a.m.
Videoblogger Jordan Williams, a Kansas University student from Coffeyville, poses a question through YouTube to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton about how they will address critics about issues pertaining to their race and gender Monday night during a democratic presidential debate. KU student’s YouTube question featured in presidential debate
July 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University junior Jordan Williams saw himself Monday night on CNN reading a question to Democratic presidential candidates. “I was floored to begin with,” he said Tuesday. “And then, secondly, I was a little bit dismayed when Sen. Obama made a joke. : But they didn’t answer the question, so I was immediately a little annoyed.” It was an introduction to presidential campaigns for the 20-year-old English and pre-law major, who was home in Coffeyville, where he is working at a McDonald’s this summer.
10:35 a.m.
One of the Lawrence Transit System buses departs from the bus stop at Ninth and New Hampshire Streets. T hours likely to be cut
July 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence residents should prepare for a property tax rate increase, reduced hours on the T and a major cut to a touted social service program for students as part of the city’s 2008 budget. Plus, voters may be asked to approve a new sales tax in 2008. A divided City Commission struggled late into the night Tuesday to shape next year’s budget. Here’s what they came up with, although several commissioners said they may seek to change the budget when they are scheduled to give it final approval Aug. 7:
1:00 p.m.
Clockwise from top left, Stan Roth directs his grandchildren Carson Ziegler, 9, and Carson's siblings Jack, 11, Adam, 7, and Maggie, 7, toward a green heron at the Baker Wetlands. Roth and the children took a field trip Tuesday morning to the wetlands to bird watch. Declining bird populations have bird watchers concerned about species, including North America's northern bobwhite, whose population has diminished by 82 percent. Bird-watchers note population decline
July 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
When Bob Antonio began bird-watching about 25 years ago, he didn’t have to go far to find a northern bobwhite. Antonio could spot the ground-dwelling, robin-sized bird at Lawrence’s Burcham Park. Not anymore. “I used to get them in Burcham Park nearly every year,” the Lawrence man said. “Now I haven’t gotten one in a decade. I’ve just been amazed.”
4:00 p.m.
Lovely Spam, wonderful Spam
July 25, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Rick Pinne grew up on Spam. “I liked it,” he says. “A lot of people made fun of it, but it always tasted good to us.” Around college time, he and friends realized the canned meat product had a special, almost medicinal quality to it. “It worked as a great pre-hangover food,” Pinne says. “At 2 o’clock in the morning, you’d fry up some eggs and Spam.” Pinne is a lifelong fan of Spam, which is the butt of many jokes, the subject of a Monty Python comedy troupe sketch and has a computer term for junk e-mail named for it.
10:00 p.m.
Kate Cavanaugh, a social worker in the WRAP Program at Prairie Park School, center, talks with Dillon McHugh, as they work on colorful creations in this May 2001 file photo. The program's grant ended at the close of the school year and now the future of the program hinges mainly on the outcome of the school district's ongoing teacher-salary negotiations. Future of WRAP funding in doubt
July 25, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The future of the WRAP program hinges mainly on the outcome of the school district’s ongoing teacher-salary negotiations.

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Future of WRAP funding in doubt
Program that helps at-risk students rests mostly on teacher salary negotiations
July 25, 2007 in print edition on A1
The future of the WRAP program hinges mainly on the outcome of the school district’s ongoing teacher-salary negotiations.