Archive for Friday, September 7, 2007

Also from September 7

On the street
Photo galleries
Metropolitan Community Church of Topeka Malnourished animals LHS vs. Olathe NW football LHS vs. FSHS soccer Monarch Watch
Do you think Tom Murray will get a new trial?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 259

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Craig Nowatzke, right, owner of "SunDog," an outdoor food cart, makes change for Jon Klassen in downtown Lawrence in this Journal-World file photo.  Tonight city commissioners are considering four options for a new sales tax proposal. City budget woes persist
September 6, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It’s the pain that won’t go away. City Hall leaders once again are spending some time worrying about lagging sales tax numbers, acknowledging that more spending cuts may be needed in the fourth quarter to get the 2007 budget into shape.
9:00 a.m.
A female pipevine swallowtail deposits her eggs on a pipevine plant in the biohouse near Foley Hall on Kansas University's West Campus. Monarch Watch will hold its annual fall open house Saturday at Foley Hall.
Monarch Watch sets open house
September 7, 2007 in print edition on 5A
Children who attend this weekend’s Monarch Watch Open House will have the chance to observe the birth of a butterfly as it emerges from a chrysalis. Chip Taylor, Monarch Watch’s director, said the program had 300 or so chrysalides to give out to children. The children can take them home and watch them until the butterflies break free.
1:00 p.m.
Pulse Podcast
Band mixes techno, native rock
Posted September 7, 2007
Irene Bedard is best known as an American Indian actress, having starred in "Smoke Signals" and provided the title character's voice in Disney's "Pocahontas." But now she and her husband, Deni Wilson, decided to spend more time together, and they decided to start their own band. The couple will perform at 7:30 Saturday night at the Lied Center. In this week's Pulse Podcast, Bedard talks about the band, Leonard Peltier and the way American Indians are portrayed in movies. And, as always, we give you a rundown of other events going on in Lawrence this weekend in our weekly Best Bets feature.
4:00 p.m.
Robert Baker performs spoken-word poetry set to music Beat poets honored with songs
September 7, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Robert Baker doesn’t perform works by the Beat Generation poets. But that doesn’t mean their influence is ever far from his mind. “It’s more beat-oriented,” Baker says. “Some of my older stuff has been called hipster poetry.”
10:00 p.m.
Tonganoxie mayor Mike Vestal Mayor admits risque e-mail
September 8, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal admitted Friday to sending an e-mail containing the picture of a naked woman and a racist joke to several individuals. He offered to resign his position as mayor, if that is what residents wish. “Oh my God, oh my God. You’ve got to be kidding me. Oh, Lord have mercy,” Vestal said this afternoon when a Journal-World reporter showed him a copy of the e-mail that was sent from his account.

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Lawrence Datebook
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Splitting the tab
Government cooperation serves taxpayers even in tight financial times.
September 7, 2007 in print edition on A10
The current discussion about who should pay for crossing guards and resource officers who work in the Lawrence school district is a sure sign that tax money is getting tight.