Archive for Friday, June 22, 2007

Also from June 22

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Potter fans unite Curious Collections: Spencer Museum of Art Print Room KU Music Camp
Podcasts
Polls
Will you buy and use fireworks for Independence Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
46%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 536
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
As a concrete truck rumbles in for a pour, Paulino Ortiz, foreground, drills a hole in the roadway to make way for rebar.  Cracks in the roadway along Kasold Drive have forced the construction crews to tear out parts of the newly poured roadway.  Construction crews worked on the project on Thursday. Cracks surface on brand-new street
June 21, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Those are the breaks. Concrete crews on Wednesday and Thursday were busy tearing out and replacing parts of the recently constructed $6 million Kasold Drive project because several cracks had developed on the new road - which runs from about Clinton Parkway to Bob Billings Drive.
9:00 a.m.
From left, Duncan Gibbs, Kansas City, KS., Rachel Alexander, Lawrence and Jordon Brooks, Olathe, attempt some improvisation in a beginning jazz improvisation class at the Midwestern Music Camp at KU. Over 150 high school students are participating this week at the camp which will culminate with orchestra, choir and band concerts this weekend. This week's camp is for Senior High Band,Orchestra, and Choir Institute. KU music camp gets in full swing
June 22, 2007 in print edition on 2B
About 150 high school students have been rehearsing their instruments and voices this week for the Kansas University Midwestern Music Camp. The students have been forming ensembles and large groups for a variety of concerts that will take place this weekend.
10:31 a.m.
Smoking is allowed indoors at the Lebanese Hookah Bar, 730 Mass., where, from left, Hussain Alhai, Aqeel Almer and Ali Ahmed, all Kansas University freshmen from Saudi Arabia, enjoy a smoke of some flavored tobacco and some hummus dip. The new business opened September 7, 2006, and is exempt from the smoking ban for public places in Lawrence because most of its sales are from tobacco. Court upholds Lawrence smoking ban
June 22, 2007
In an opinion released this morning, the court sided with the city on all matters that had been challenged by Lawrence bar owner Dennis Steffes.
1:00 p.m.
Spencer Museum of Art Print room. Handsome prints
June 22, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Every Friday, the Spencer Museum of Art opens its Print Room to requests. Want to look at rock music posters by Rick Griffin, pinups by Alberto Vargas, woodcuts by Antonio Maria Zanetti or photographs by Diane Arbus? Anything is fair game. “I love how I’m spoiled by getting to be so close to the objects,” says Kate Meyer, curatorial assistant of Kansas University’s department of prints and drawings.
4:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
26th Annual Mexican Fiesta brings spice to weekend
Posted June 22, 2007
The smell of enchiladas, tamales and other Mexican food -- as well as the sounds of dance music -- will signal the annual Mexican Fiesta this weekend at St. John the Evangelist Church, 1234 Ky. The 26th annual fiesta, which is from 6 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. tonight and Saturday, is the focus of this week's Pulse Podcast. Hear fiesta chairman Frank Lemus talk about plans for this year's event, as well as hear music from Son Venezuela, which is playing tonight. Here's the full schedule: <strong>Friday</strong> 6 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Mexican food 6 p.m.-7 p.m. -- St. John Fiesta Dancers 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. -- Son Venezuela, with DJ Jalapeno <strong>Saturday</strong> 6 p.m.-10 p.m. -- Mexican food 5:30 p.m. -- Mariachi mass with Mariachi Habaneros 6 p.m.-7 p.m. -- St. John Fiesta Dancers 7 p.m.-11:30 p.m. -- Grupo Picante, with DJ Ritmo, Tomas and Dan the Man

All stories

Hasbro banking on ‘Transformers’
Toymaker hopes robot-based film hits it big at box office
June 22, 2007 in print edition on A2
Hasbro Inc. struggled when the toy company tied its fortunes too closely to toys based on movies. But a movie based on its toys? That could be a different story.
Lawrence Datebook
June 22, 2007 in print edition on B2
Events around Lawrence.
Giambi agrees to meet with Mitchell
Yankees slugger first active player to cooperate with steroid investigator
June 22, 2007 in print edition on C5
Jason Giambi will meet with George Mitchell, agreeing right before baseball commissioner Bud Selig’s deadline Thursday to cooperate with the steroids investigator.
Redistricting reform
Action in California should remind Kansans that it’s time to consider major revisions to the state’s legislative and congressional redistricting process.
June 22, 2007 in print edition on B6
News that California is discussing the possibility of instituting a nonpartisan process for redrawing its legislative and congressional districts is a reminder of the problems Kansas encountered after the 2000 Census and may suffer again unless legislators take action soon.