Archive for Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Also from July 31

Audio clips
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Burroughs: 10 Years After
Podcasts
Polls
How do you respond when somebody's iPod is too loud?

Poll results

Response Percent
Ignore it
 
43%
Ask them to turn it down
 
29%
Move away
 
19%
Undecided
 
6%
Total 151
Videos

Lead stories

3:50 a.m.
Shane Sadler, a Checkers employee, stocks up the dairy case Monday at Checkers, 2300 La. Dairy prices have increased, but most people buying milk have no idea why the prices have risen. Dairy demand puts prices at a premium
July 31, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Tina Hernandez, a Lawrence mother of three, recently bought two gallons of Country Club Vitamin D milk for $3.29 each. “It’s ridiculous, just like gas,” she said. But as is the case with gasoline, she doesn’t buy any less milk when prices climb.
10:30 a.m.
Fifteen-year-old Leslie Queen, right, listens as Karen Blakesee poses a question about her marble chiffon cake Monday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Taeghan Sharpe, 7, center, and Annette Larson, left, were assisting in the judging. Blakesee asked Queen what a chiffon cake has that a sponge cake doesn't; the answer is that chiffon cakes contain oil, while sponge cakes do not. Competition heats up as food, craft entries come in
July 31, 2007 in print edition on 3A
Kain Anderson’s cake for the Douglas County Fair wasn’t an ordinary layered one; it was decorated to the hilt. There were coconuts - actually Cocoa Puffs - dangling from palm trees and a pool of water made from a thin layer of blue Jell-O. “It’s a tropical pool cake,” the 14-year-old Lawrence baker said. “We found it in a magazine.”
1:30 p.m.
Lily Allen, 10, Lawrence, is the owner of Vanessa, a hairless rat. Lily got Vanessa in February 2006, before the popular movie "Ratatouille." That film and others featuring the rodents in prominent pet roles have stirred up a new respectability for rats among Lawrence pet owners. Rat pack
July 31, 2007 in print edition on 1C
This may be the Chinese year of the pig, but in Hollywood it’s the year of the rat. The animated film “Ratatouille” - which details how a Parisian rat becomes a respected chef - is one of the summer’s top blockbusters. Other movies such as the latest “Harry Potter” feature the rodents in prominent pet roles.
5:00 p.m.
Kansas University football player Willie Pless holds the award that bears his name: KU's Willie Pless Tackler of the Year Award. Woodling: Pless worthy of honor
July 31, 2007 in print edition on 1B
Those of you who pored over last May’s endless list of Kansas University graduates - surely there aren’t too many of you - may have noticed the name Willie Carr Pless. Willie Carr Pless? Is that a son of the former KU football player of the same name who went on to earn a berth in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame?
10:00 p.m.
Partners and Lawrence residents Kelly Barth, left, and Lisa Grossman have been together for ten years and are strong supporters of the city's domestic partnership registry program that begins today. Domestic partnership registry opens today
August 1, 2007
Lori Messinger already feels like she is part of a true partnership. Yes, it is with another woman, which in this state means it won’t be called a marriage. But don’t tell Messinger it is not a partnership. Not after her companion of 15 years, Boo Tyson, stood by her as Messinger’s father was dying.

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