Archive for Thursday, June 14, 2007

Also from June 14

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
All-Area Girls Track and Field Mikell Adams' garden KU alumni scrimmage
What do you think of City Hall's spending $9,000 on its bid to have Lawrence named an All-America City?

Poll results

Response Percent
It was a bad idea
It was a good investment
Total 569

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Adam Wagner, 10, toys with his 10-month-old sister Ava, as the two and their babysitter Maria Gunselman, Lawrence listen to the Lawrence City Band during their first performance of the year at South Park. Low-key Lawrence misses All-America City designation
June 13, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Maybe we needed a mariachi band. Lawrence leaders competed against 19 other communities last week to win the designation of an All-America City. Lawrence didn’t come home with the title. But it also didn’t take its own mariachi band either. Laredo, Texas, did.
10:00 a.m.
Debbie Sommer, Greeley, holds her 2-month-old son, Caleb, while viewing a polar bear exhibit in Kansas University's Natural History Museum in this June 2007 file photo. Museums challenged to exhibit more relevance, problem solving
June 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The diorama of animals on display on the first floor of the Natural History Museum at Kansas University isn’t exactly cutting-edge technology, but that’s OK with James Wabaunsee. “I’m old-fashioned, so I think it’s cool,” said Wabaunsee, a 36-year-old Topeka resident who took his nieces to the museum Wednesday.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Chat about flag etiquette
June 14, 2007
In honor of Flag Day, Jerry Hanson, post commander of American Legion Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 in Lawrence, will answer questions about how to display, store and otherwise care for the American flag.
4:00 p.m.
Blue Team guard and former Jayhawk Billy Thomas puts up a three over Red Team senior center Sasha Kaun during a scrimmage with Jayhawk alumni Wednesday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse. Thomas not one to keep quiet
June 14, 2007 in print edition on 1C
He talked trash good-naturedly with Sherron Collins and other members of Kansas University’s basketball team before the game, then jawed with an official during the action. You better believe ex-Jayhawk shooting guard Billy Thomas came to play - and win - the contest featuring alumni and current players that capped Bill Self’s camp Wednesday in Allen Fieldhouse.
10:00 p.m.
Sales tax gains favor among commissioners
June 14, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The seeds of compromise may be taking root when it comes to proposals for a new citywide sales tax. Both Mayor Sue Hack and City Commissioner Mike Amyx said Thursday they were willing to back away from their competing 1-cent sales tax proposals. Instead, both said they could envision a new half-cent sales tax, but the two commissioners still had differences on how new tax dollars should be used.

All stories

Measure approved to boost teachers
Education board agrees to revise license requirements
June 14, 2007 in print edition on A1
State education officials voted Wednesday to remove some requirements that some say are a hindrance to getting more teachers into the classrooms.
Sculpture safety
It is hoped a vandalized sculpture will be safe in its new home.
June 14, 2007 in print edition on B8
This isn’t the first year that outdoor sculptures have been vandalized in Lawrence’s downtown. It would be wonderful, however, it if were the last.
Lawrence Datebook
June 14, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Phillies finish sweep of Sox
Rowand’s grand slam decisive in 8-4 victory
June 14, 2007 in print edition on C4
Aaron Rowand hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, helping Philadelphia complete its first home sweep this season.