Archive for Monday, September 3, 2007

Also from September 3

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Fall Sports Gallery Sunday's triathlon
How do you celebrate Labor Day?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m working
Cooking out
Going to the lake
Total 133

Lead stories

4:00 a.m.
Lawrence's newest art gallery opens Friday with a reception to celebrate its first exhibit, "Thresholds," which features a cadre of top-notch artists with local ties. Owner and artist Sally Piller dubbed the venue 6 Gallery, and she's pictured there, 716 1/2 Mass., where she'll also have a personal studio to create paintings and prints. Fresh canvas
September 2, 2007 in print edition on 1D
Lawrence’s newest art gallery opens Friday. It’s a cozy space, tucked into a basement that once housed a music store on Massachusetts Street. Local artist Sally Piller is the brains behind the operation, which she calls 6 Gallery. “As far as having any experience in this business, I don’t have any. But I feel like that can’t be a liability because you might as well reinvent the wheel,” she says.
6:00 a.m.
Phyllis McAdoo, a pharmacist for seven years at the Hy-Vee Pharmacy on Clinton Parkway and Kasold Drive, fills out a prescription last week. At an age when many people have retired, McAdoo continues to work because she enjoys her job. State, union leaders to wage battle on pay rates
September 3, 2007 in print edition on 1A
The state’s top labor official is singing the praises of the Kansas economy but says the state minimum wage - the lowest in the nation - is too small. “The state minimum wage is embarrassingly low,” Secretary of Labor Jim Garner said. The state minimum wage is $2.65 per hour, by far the lowest of the 45 states that have a state minimum wage, and 55 percent lower than the federal minimum wage of $5.85 per hour.
4:00 p.m.
Bonita Yoder, is shown with her collection of dummies that have become professional tools as well as personal collectibles. The local attorney and real estate agent is scaling back her other lines of work to do more motivational speaking that involves her ventriloquism act. Trading law for laughs
September 3, 2007 in print edition on 1C
There are many jokes to be made about Bonita Yoder’s situation. Oh, so many jokes. Let’s get it out of our system early. You see, Yoder has been an attorney in Lawrence for 20 years. Now, she’s scaling back her law practice to step up her ventriloquism act. Yes, ventriloquism.
10:00 p.m.
New residential development west of Sixth and Wakarusa streets is one of the quickest growing areas of Lawrence, shown here in this file photo. City slowdown
September 4, 2007 in print edition on 1A
We’re not James Dean. We’re not too sexy for our shirt. We’re not the cat’s meow. There are lots of ways to say it, but as city leaders ponder another set of numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau showing that Lawrence isn’t growing nearly as fast as it used to, City Manager David Corliss has his own way of saying it.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence
Events calendar
September 3, 2007 in print edition on C2
Events around Lawrence.
Ryan Wood’s KU football notebook
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B3
Vegas-sized profits
Nightclub owners next generation of moguls
September 3, 2007 in print edition on B9
It’s almost 3 a.m. at the Tao nightclub on the Strip, and the anthem for the night is still blaring: “Party like a rock, party like a rockstar : “
Sham competition?
It is hoped that five finalists aren’t competing for a federal biosecurity laboratory that ends up going to a sixth player that wasn’t even supposed to be in the running.
September 3, 2007 in print edition on A9
Maybe it’s all part of standard government procedure, but after all the fanfare surrounding the site selection for a new federal biosecurity laboratory, it was a little stunning to learn that none of the five “finalists” might get the nod for the project.