Archive for Friday, August 1, 2008

Also from August 1

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Commonly Found Flora and Fauna Rescued dogs come to Lawrence Electric bikes tool around town Alternative means of travel Vegetable oil power Friends and Neighbors, August 2008 Party Gear
How much money have you donated to a political campaign?

Poll results

Response Percent
Less than $50.
Between $101 and $500.
Between $51 and $100.
More than $1,000.
Between $501 and $1,000.
Total 1168

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Indiana Street was blocked off Thursday as firefighters responded to a house fire at 1005 Ind. A ladder truck failed to work at the scene. Ladder’s failure hinders effort
July 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Efforts to fight Thursday morning’s fire at 1005 Ind. were seriously hampered by the failure of a fire truck that Chief Mark Bradford had repeatedly warned city leaders about. When firefighters sought to raise the 100-foot ladder on the department’s 10-year-old aerial truck, it simply wouldn’t move. “It obviously did have an impact on our fire attack,” Bradford said. “It was significantly delayed in getting large volumes of water on the fire.”
6:00 a.m.
April Haight, 4, poses with a giant mushroom known as Bondarzewia berkeleyi, which is a polypore or shelf mushroom. The mushroom, in North Lawrence, weighs more than 15 pounds. Giant mushroom amazes Lawrence residents
July 31, 2008 in print edition on 1A
At the base of a white oak tree that stands 65 feet or so rests a 2-and-a-half-foot wide polypore mushroom. It weighs more than 15 pounds. The mushroom is uncommon in the area and has been a wonder to those who have seen it.
10:00 a.m.
Ernest Hatch welds a dash bar onto a Volvo demolition derby car as his son, James Hatch, 20, oversees the work on Wednesday evening at 19th Street Auto Recyclers, 2005 E. 19th St. The father and son plan to collide with dozens of other drivers in tonight's Demolition Derby, which starts at 7:30 p.m. at the rodeo arena at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. Sparks fly as drivers gear up for today’s Demolition Derby
August 1, 2008 in print edition on 3A
It’s the grown-up version of bumper cars. The Demolition Derby crashes onto the scene of the Douglas County Fair tonight, and some local car enthusiasts are getting their vehicles ready. They have been working almost eight hours a day after work for the past three weeks.
2:00 p.m.
Reid Nelson, 47, left, and Bill Remmers, 68, both of Lawrence, have scooters and bicycles converted to run off of electric batteries. Nelson charges their electrical powered two-wheelers from a solar panel on his roof. Residents combat energy price rise with unique rides
August 1, 2008
These vehicles can’t be bought off the lot or even found hanging in the sporting goods section of big box stores. Most are labors of love, involving a little bit of grease and lots of tinkering.
6:00 p.m.
Liz Adams, a volunteer at the Lawrence Humane Society, carries in one of nearly 50 dogs that were brought to Lawrence on Friday after they were rescued from a breeder in Marshall County. Lawrence Humane Society provides shelter for dogs in animal cruelty case
August 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The dogs were so deprived that grass was a welcome sight. On Friday, the Lawrence Humane Society took in 49 of the 187 dogs and puppies the state seized from an unlicensed Marshall County retail breeder who endangered the dogs’ health.

All stories

Reds send Griffey to White Sox
Chicago may move slugger back to center field
August 1, 2008 in print edition on B2
Ken Griffey Jr. is leaving home to get back in a pennant race.