Archive for Tuesday, September 18, 2007

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Tunes for tots Douglas County Courthouse LHS soccer vs. BV West
The county will spend more than $1 million to renovate the courthouse. What do you think?

Poll results

Response Percent
It’s wise to keep a historic treasure in good repair
It’s too much money to spend right now
Total 274
Do you think it's important for young children to take music lessons?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes. It helps nurture their natural love of music.
No. Kids should be running and playing, not practicing indoors for long hours.
Maybe. But they’re so expensive that they’re out of reach for our family.
Total 62

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Kansas University graduates Aida Garcia, foreground, her brother, Estuardo, center, and their father, Hector, are sworn in as U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics. The Garcia family came to the United States from Guatemala as political refugees seeking asylum in 1986. They were among 100 people taking the oath of citizenship on Monday. American dream comes true for 100 new citizens
September 17, 2007 in print edition on 1A
One by one they stood up, heard their names called out and then clearly announced the country from where they’d come. China. Mexico. India. Guatemala. And on it went 96 more times Monday morning, at the end of which 30 countries had been named. But that was just the beginning of the end of the journey for the 100 immigrants who became United States citizens in a ceremony at the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus.
9:00 a.m.
Five-year-old Nate Huffman, right, reacts to trying to remember a note during piano practice Thursday with Lisa Enns at Hume Music, 711 W. 23rd St. It's not unusual for children to start violin or piano at ages 3 or 4, although most begin later, usually at 6 or 7. Before starting lessons, a child should be able to follow instructions, count and recite the alphabet, says Leanne Kirkham, the director of the music preparatory program at Texas Christian University. Tunes for tots
September 18, 2007 in print edition on 1C
Young children love music, as anyone with a passing acquaintance with a 4-year-old knows. Getting that early interest to translate into real musical ability is tougher, though; most school districts don’t start instrumental programs until fifth grade at the earliest.
1:00 p.m.
Sheila Bair is a KU alum and chairwoman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. Save money, save yourself
September 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Thirty-two years after she stamped passbooks at a savings and loan on Ninth Street, Sheila Bair fears that America has lost its penchant for putting away money for education, for unexpected expenses - for anything, really.
4:00 p.m.
Kansas Head Coach Mark Mangino laughs on the sidelines while conversing on his headset at Memorial Stadium. Mangino: What’s good for ‘Cats good for KU
September 18, 2007 in print edition on 1B
More and more every day, you get the sense that the “Bill Snyder approach” to nonconference scheduling at Kansas University is here to stay. KU’s football team, if all goes as expected, will win again by a wide margin Saturday when Florida International (0-3) comes to Memorial Stadium. FIU has lost its last 15 contests, the longest drought in the Bowl Subdivision.
10:00 p.m.
A proposal led by members of the Fritzel family to build a hotel atop Mount Oread near 12th Street and Oread Avenue is winning approval from both neighbors and Kansas University leaders.  This is the southern view of the proposed hotel. Hotel on the Hill plan gains support
September 18, 2007 in print edition on 1A
A proposal to build a hotel atop Mount Oread is winning approval from both neighbors and Kansas University leaders, but soon it will face key votes inside City Hall. “This is a pretty good example of how the neighbors don’t complain about everything, if it is fair and takes into account our needs, like parking and design,” said Candice Davis, a member of the Oread Neighborhood Association.

All stories

Lawrence Datebook
September 18, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Eleven heaven for Sox
Big inning lifts Chicago past K.C.
September 18, 2007 in print edition on B4
Javier Vazquez didn’t swing a bat during Chicago’s 11-run fifth, but he enjoyed watching the inning more than anyone.