Archive for Friday, October 12, 2007

Also from October 12

Audio clips
Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
New KU basketball uniforms Excellence in Commerce Awards
Podcasts
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.

Whitney Baker, Lawrence, a floor sales associate at Westlake Ace Hardware, 711 W. 23rd St., decorates a Christmas tree display in the store Tuesday evening. It's only a few days since Columbus Day, and retailers across the country are already offering Christmas items for sale. Weeks before Halloween, Christmas creeps into stores
October 12, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Margie Hinkle keeps a keen eye out for holiday values pretty much year round, but that’s mostly so she can unwrap ideas - a swath of colors, an appropriate sentiment, a certain material that might one day be crafted into a personal project to be given to a friend or loved one.
12:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Local clown talks about his goofy act
Posted October 12, 2007
Richard Renner works with a bunch of clowns. And fire-eaters. And tightrope walkers. And mimes. As owner of Vodvill Entertainment, Renner serves as an agent for dozens of variety performers. He's also a clown himself - the Vodvill Klown, to be exact. He'll perform Sunday in Lawrence as part of the River City Reading Festival. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Renner talks about life as a clown, the status of slapstick entertainment and why it is that so many people are afraid of clowns. After that, hear about some of the other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature. You can also hear a song from the Kansas City Chorale, which is performing tonight at the Bales Organ Recital Hall at Kansas University.
4:00 p.m.

Hoyt resident Michael Corrigan is no stranger to the world of handfishing, otherwise known as "noodling." Here he shows off the head of a 70-pound flathead he caught three years ago on the Red River in Oklahoma. Give that man a hand
October 12, 2007 in print edition on 8B
Catfish are repulsive creatures. Sorry, but it’s true. Just take a gander at the one on this page. Notice the eyes: beady, shifty. Check out the “whiskers,” the gaping maw. And a picture doesn’t do justice to the catfish skin, which is equal parts pliable and slimy and such a color it would get its own name in the crayon box - should any demented soul be determined to color something such a sickly hue.

All stories

Rec calendar
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B8
Events around Lawrence.
Huggins ready to start over
Former K-State coach: ‘This is home’
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B11
Bob Huggins’ dream job is about to begin - in a big way.
Harvick needs big day at Charlotte
Off to so-so start in Chase, driver has had bad luck, but he’s still fifth in 12-man race
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kevin Harvick has to wonder what else can go wrong.
Rockies keep on rolling, 5-1
Colorado turns back Arizona in Game 1 of NLCS
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Make it 18 out of 19 for the remarkable Rockies. Neither a ruckus by the Arizona crowd nor a four-day layoff could slow them down.
Schuerholz steps down as Atlanta GM
Right-hand man Wren takes over for new Braves’ president
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B2
John Schuerholz stepped aside Thursday after 17 years as general manager of the Atlanta Braves with only one regret.
Big 12 coaches tap KU No. 1
Jayhawks atop poll for eighth time in 11 years
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Kansas is king of the hill in Big 12 Conference men’s basketball … again.
Warner kept faith in himself
Injury to Leinart puts veteran QB in starting role
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B5
Kurt Warner knows how to persevere.
ALCS: Indians vs. Red Sox
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
How they match up
Victim’s parents demand ‘justice’
Stricter law urged after driver who killed daughter received probation and fine
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Dennis and Denise Bixby, of Tonganoxie, are on a mission.
Horoscopes
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B14
For Friday, Oct. 12
On the record
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Law enforcement report
Taveras pays off for Rockies
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Clint Hurdle messed with momentum, and it didn’t matter.
Lawrence Datebook
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A4
Upcoming events
Indians, Red Sox ready with aces for Game 1
October 12, 2007 in print edition on B4
Even when they lose, Josh Beckett and C.C. Sabathia can seem unbeatable.
Cold medicines for babies yanked from market
October 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
Give plenty of fluids and saltwater nose drops.