Archive for Sunday, April 27, 2008

Also from April 27

On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas Speedway NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Monte Johnson, right, of Lawrence, unloads a box of electronics from his vehicle Saturday during an electronic recycling event at the Lied Center parking lot. On the left is Michael Pitts, of Topeka. Recycling event collects 90,000 pounds of electronics
April 26, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Lawrencians looking for an easy and safe way to dispose of electronics dropped off everything from old computers and televisions to defunct iPods and microwaves at Kansas University’s Lied Center on Saturday.
9:00 a.m.
Eighteen-month-old Addison Whitenight grabs the nose of her 4-year-old brother, Cameron. Addison has biliary atresia and needs a new liver. She has been on a transplant waiting list since last May, and recently fell and broke her leg and arm because of rickets, which causes softening of the bones. Gift of life
April 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
She’s a little warrior. At 18 months old, Addison Whitenight continues to fight for her life. The blue-eyed, red-haired Lawrence girl was diagnosed with biliary atresia at age 6 weeks. Her liver doesn’t work and she’s been waiting for a new one since last May.
1:00 p.m.
Ed West is the incoming principal at Free State High School West grew up in Topeka. Incoming principal relishes challenge
April 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Bob Karr thinks Ed West’s career as an educator has mirrored that of a cross country coach. It’s fitting because Karr met West - selected last week to be Free State High School’s next principal - when he was a long-distance runner and math student for Karr at Topeka Seaman High School.
5:00 p.m.
KU ROTC cadet Helen Draffen drags herself through the mud during an obstacle course competition Saturday at Clinton Outlet Park. Army ROTC cadets from across the country, representing 90 teams, participated in the KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition. The teams competed in several events, including a 5-kilometer buddy run, a knot-tying competition and the obstacle course. ROTC cadet competition gets down and dirty
April 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Covered in mud and exhausted from nearly eight hours of physically demanding competition, two Kansas University cadets were all smiles following their accomplishments at the KU Army ROTC Ranger Buddy Competition on Saturday.
9:00 p.m.
Dr. Paul Getto, who volunteers with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce at the Visitor Information Center in North Lawrence, meets with John Conrad at the center. Getto will be recognized Thursday for his volunteer efforts with the James & Virginia Seaver Award for Service by Douglas County Senior Services. Active senior to be honored for efforts as volunteer
April 27, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Drop by Munchers Bakery on Friday mornings and you are likely to see an older gentleman sharing stories and enjoying coffee and pastries. Look quickly, though, because he soon will be on his way.

All stories

NFL Draft: First-round recap
April 27, 2008 in print edition on C6
Recap of the first 31 players selected in the NFL Draft
Baby Dahl
Author, model reveals genes in debut novel
April 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
It seems somehow appropriate that a mischievous dog helped stop Roald Dahl’s granddaughter from making a big writing mistake.
Kansas City gets its men
Chiefs tickled to add Dorsey, Albert, Flowers
April 27, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Kansas City Chiefs started their big draft with big men.
My lady malady
April 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: My lady malady by Karl Dean Soukup.
April 27, 2008 in print edition on D3
The highest-selling books for this week.