Archive for Friday, July 27, 2007

Also from July 27

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
KU Soccer Camp
What is your favorite part of the Douglas County Fair?

Poll results

Response Percent
Demolition derby
None of it
All of it
Tractor pull
Total 291

Lead stories

3:22 a.m.
Kristy Wempe, a longtime 4-H member and demolition derby fan, is finally getting the chance to compete in the annual event. The 25-year-old Lawrence woman purchased a 1972 Chevy Impala for the derby, and plans to paint it red. "I joke around with the guys saying that when it comes time for my heat, they are going to have to pick me up and put me into the car because I am going to be so scared," she says. She’s in for a smashing good time
July 27, 2007
Kristy Wempe is a big fan of the annual Douglas County Fair, which officially begins today. As a longtime 4-H member, she has fond memories of showing sheep, modeling clothes, making friends and attending the demolition derby. The 25-year-old remembers cheering on car No. 9 during her first derby as a junior high school student even though she didn’t know the driver. “That was my lucky number and that was the car I liked,” the Lawrence resident said. Since then, she has rarely missed an area demolition derby.
10:00 a.m.
Derek Berk, drummer for High Strung, sings at the Battle of the Bands Thursday at the Lawrence Public Library. The band members, all from Detroit, have played library gigs for the past three summers in an effort to attract more teens to libraries. Activities aim to make libraries popular spots for teenagers
July 27, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Never mind that the Cat Stompers were the only registered band at the Back to School Battle of the Bands on Thursday night at the Lawrence Public Library. They still won $50. That goes a long way in the pocket of a teenager who spends summer days skateboarding and playing music, as do Cat Stompers band members guitarist Andrew Piekalkiewicz, 13; vocalist Alex View, 14; guitarist Trevor Bird, 15; and drummer Matt McReynolds, 12.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat with J-W KU hoops beat writer Gary Bedore
July 27, 2007
It's been a news-filled summer for the KU men's basketball program, again proving that the world of Jayhawk hoops never stops turning. Between injuries, recruiting and the NBA Draft, the stories have kept flowing. Journal-World KU basketball beat writer Gary Bedore will be on hand Friday, July 27, to answer whatever questions you've been storing over the summer months and are ready to ask.
4:00 p.m.
Hallowed ground
July 27, 2007 in print edition on 1C
“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was released just days ago, setting publishing records and satiating rabid fans of J.K. Rowling’s bewitching series. Did the literary finale aggravate or delight local readers? Were they pleased with the fates of Harry, Snape and He Who Must Not Be Named? We asked readers to weigh in with their own opinions of the concluding novel. Warning: Reviews may contain spoilers, so read at your own discretion.

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Griffey blasts home run No. 588
July 27, 2007 in print edition on B4
Ken Griffey Jr. hit his 588th homer, and the Reds rallied.