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12:00 a.m.
Rose Naramore-Winfrey, 7, left, and her cousin, Utah Hester, 2, touch composting red worms held by Eric Williams, co-owner of The Green Worm, on Saturday at the Little Green Festival in South Park.  The Green Worm, which promotes sustainable living through the creation of natural, soil-enriching products for garden, lawn and house plants, was one of dozens of vendors that had tables at the green living event. Green ideas wriggle into ‘little’ festival
August 2, 2008 in print edition on 1B
From homegrown wind power to organic food and emission-cutting fuel supplements, Saturday’s Little Green Festival isn’t little any more. The second-year festival, which entertained hundreds at South Park, welcomed 115 vendors, a significant jump from the 25 that participated in last October’s inaugural event.
6:00 a.m.
Veterans and volunteers hold U.S. flags during a June 14, 2008, memorial service in Bloomington for Minnesota National Guard soldiers who were killed in Iraq. The long haul begins
August 3, 2008
In the end, Chad Malmberg put his framed Silver Star on the wall and stowed away his helmet, some old uniforms and the dusty combat boots he had worn in the Iraqi desert.
10:00 a.m.
Burn boxes, such as this one in a Malott Hall laboratory, are used to collect biohazard waste for incineration. The EPA is pursuing fines against Kansas University for failing to determine whether some solid waste may be hazardous and also operating as an unlicensed hazardous waste treatment facility. EPA may fine KU for waste violations
August 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The Environmental Protection Agency says Kansas University has violated EPA regulations for the second time in three years - and it’s threatening fines for those misdeeds.
2:00 p.m.
Precinct Committee Races in some neighborhoods are up for grabs in the primary Tuesday such as, from left, James Meier and his wife, Andrea, who are looking to unseat Delbert and Mary Baxter on the Douglas County Republican Committee. Such a primary face-off is rare because "not a lot of people are getting involved," James Meier said. Competitive races few, far between
August 3, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It could be billed as a race to become the political power couple of a southeast Lawrence precinct. The young upstarts, James and Andrea Meier, moved into the Pine Tree Townhouses about a year ago so he could attend Kansas University’s pharmacy school. They’re trying to make their way onto Douglas County’s Republican Committee in Tuesday’s primary election.
6:00 p.m.
In this August 2008 photo, R.J. Stephenson, of Tonganoxie, left, and Cynthia Annett, of Oskaloosa, kayak their way down the Kansas River during the Kaw River Inventory near Lecompton. Stephenson, who serves on the Friends of the Kaw board, and Annett, a scientific advisor for the Friends of the Kaw board, are helping to collect and document information about the river and pollutants. Research trio cruises along Kaw
August 3, 2008 in print edition on 1B
So far so good. Riverkeeper Laura Calwell and two others from her research team will paddle through Lawrence today, just over their halfway point on their 171-mile Kansas River kayak inventory trip.
10:00 p.m.
Table tennis players Terry Pentecost, left, watches as Jonathan Paretsky serves during a match Thursday. Paretsky built a custom room in his home that was painted, lit and designed specifically for playing table tennis. Let the games begin: Lesser-known Olympic sports have Lawrence fan base
August 3, 2008 in print edition on 1D
It’s not often that, say, water polo or fencing gets face time on ESPN. So for fans of some lesser-known sports, the Olympics are a big deal. It’s their chance to watch their beloved sport on the largest of stages. Here are four of those sports, and the Lawrence residents who love them.

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Parasitic mushroom grows to 2.5 feet
August 3, 2008
Lawrence, home of the Jayhawks, basketball’s birthplace and now: the city’s largest mushroom.
Earthwork to start filming Monday
August 3, 2008
Downtown Lawrence transforms into a movie set Monday. The movie, titled Earthwork, focuses on the life of Lawrence artist Stan Herd.
T-Bones struggle against Railcats
August 3, 2008
It’s been a tough stretch recently for the Kansas City T-Bones. This evening the Gary-Southshore Railcats were trying to leave their mark on Community America Ballpark by posting a three game sweep over the hometown team.
Local residents want to save T
August 3, 2008
Some Lawrence residents will meet again Monday in an effort to save the T.
Expectations high for KU football team
August 3, 2008
In 2008 expectations for a return trip to the Orange Bowl may be a tad premature for the Kansas football team, but for the first time in a long time, preseason hype is swarming around the Jayhawks.
Entrepreneurs help Boomers with eBay
August 3, 2008
Most people think of eBay as a place where young or web-savvy people make extra cash selling their unwanted items. But as BoomerGirl.com’s Cathy Hamilton reports, there are entrepreneurs willing to help computer-challenged baby boomers get in the game, too.
Tacha tops candidates in fundraising
August 3, 2008
A former Lawrence school board member leads all candidates in fundraising ahead of next week’s county commission primary.
Sunday, August 3 weather at 10 p.m.
August 3, 2008
The forecast for Monday, August 4 calls for a high of 101 with a low around 74.
Raiders survive again, advance to Sunday night
August 3, 2008
The Lawrence Raiders won another game at the American Legion state tournament.
Eudora advances at AA Legion tourney
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C3
Drew Noble struck out nine batters, and Eudora defeated Beloit, 10-3, on Saturday in a losers bracket game of the AA American Legion state baseball tournament.
Obama shouldn’t take ‘change’ too far
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
As the presidential candidates enter the three-month sprint to November, Barack Obama must be wondering: If that did not do it, what will? The antecedent of the pronoun “that” is his Berlin speech. The antecedent of the pronoun “it” is assuage anxieties about his understanding of the need to supplement soft power (diplomacy) with hard power (military force).
Canton welcomes another class
K.C. great Emmitt Thomas one of six inducted into Hall of Fame
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C6
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony turned Hog wild Saturday. Darrell Green and Art Monk walked across the stage waving their arms and urged thousands of Washington Redskins fans to give them one more salute. Emmitt Thomas, the former Chiefs player and Redskins coach, simply waved back.
European tennis figurines a smash with collectors
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D4
Tennis is an ancient game first played in Greece. It’s mentioned in a play in the Middle Ages when a shepherd gives a tennis ball to the baby Jesus.
Report: Therapist feared scientist poisoned people
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
Bruce E. Ivins, the late microbiologist suspected in the 2001 anthrax attacks, had attempted to poison people as far back as 2000 and his therapist said she was “scared to death” of him, according to court testimony that emerged Saturday.
Evolution an issue in board race
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A7
When discussing State Board of Education races, talk quickly turns to evolution. The 10-member board has been on a seesaw over the years. When conservatives gain a majority, they adopt science standards critical of evolution, and when moderates gain control, as they did in 2006, the standards go back to supporting the teaching of evolution.
Royals, White Sox heat up
K.C. tallies 19 hits; teams combine for 7 home runs
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C1
Mark Buehrle picked a terrible time for a wretched start. His Chicago teammates hit four home runs, twice going back-to-back on a muggy, sweltering Saturday afternoon. But the Kansas City Royals rapped out 19 hits and went deep three times themselves in a come-from-behind 9-7 victory.
Hamilton claims Hungarian GP pole
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C8
Lewis Hamilton took a big step toward winning his third straight Formula One race Saturday by claiming the pole position for the Hungarian Grand Prix.
People in the news
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D5
ยข Madonna introduces her documentary
Family ends 40-year legacy at Douglas County Fair
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
Sam Wilson, 19, didn’t think too much about it being the end of an era Saturday at the Douglas County Fair. After all, he has grown up showing sheep with 4-H, alongside his two older brothers and his parents, of Worden, all part of a 40-year family tradition.
Rocket booster remains under guard in ditch
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Air Force said a truck carrying the booster for a Minuteman III overturned last week a few miles east of Parshall in northwest North Dakota, but there was no danger to the public.
Sub may have leaked radioactive water
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
The U.S. Navy said that one of its nuclear-powered submarines had leaked minimally radioactive water earlier this year, threatening to cause a stir in Japan where both the U.S. military presence and its nuclear vessels are controversial.
Lights Out
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Lights Out by Tom Mach.
China’s Olympic ambitions battered by unforeseen events
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
The short, catchy film commissioned by the Chinese government was designed to plant a new, positive image of China in foreigners’ minds for the Beijing Olympics. But instead of airing worldwide more than two months ago as planned, the 30-second TV spot is only now about to reach viewers, having been delayed repeatedly by Tibetan riots, a devastating earthquake and foreign criticism buffeting the games.
Steam kid’ relishes Threshing Bee
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B2
Matt Petty looks at the pressure gauge on top of his half-scale 65 Case steam engine. The needle hovers just below 90 psi. He opens the door to the firebox and throws in another piece of wood. He makes some adjustments and lets out a little steam allowing more oxygen into the firebox, which makes the fire burn hotter.
Gardens ease high food prices
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E12
Just beneath an L train subway platform in Brooklyn, Tanika Gentry fingers the deep green leaves of a collard plant in the black soil of a community garden. This is dinner. Gentry, fed up with the spiking cost of food, recently decided to grow her own. Now she is reaping a harvest of collards, cabbages, tomatoes and pumpkins to feed her family.
Engineer consultants promote new principal
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E1
Professional Engineering Consultants, 616 Vt., Studio B, Lawrence, recently announced the promotion of W. Gary Mohr Jr. to principal.
Mickelson tied atop Bridgestone
Singh, Westwood share lead with Lefty after third round
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C2
Phil Mickelson has won 35 times around the world, starting with a PGA Tour event when he was still in college. His collection includes three major championships, and he is solidly entrenched at No. 2 in the world rankings.
Royals demote Yabuta
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C2
The Kansas City Royals designated RHP Yasuhiko Yabuta for assignment Saturday and placed second baseman Mark Grudzielanek on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle.
Hundreds protest annexation plan
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A8
More than 1,000 Sunni Arabs and Turkomen rallied Saturday against Kurdish demands to incorporate the oil-rich area around Kirkuk into their auto-nomous region, on the eve of a special session of parliament aimed at defusing the crisis.
The Long Haul’ gives in-depth look at war’s costs
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A4
Six months in training, and 16 straight months at war in Iraq: No unit, according to a congressional commendation, had a longer continuous deployment on the ground there than the 1st Brigade Combat Team/34th Infantry Division of the Minnesota National Guard. Their loved ones back home endured the same long separation.
Pump patrol
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.67 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Palestinian infighting escalates
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
Hamas forces battled Fatah-linked fighters with mortars and machine guns in a crowded Gaza neighborhood Saturday, leaving at least nine dead in the worst Palestinian infighting in nine months. About 88 people were injured, 12 of them children, hospital officials said.
$200,000 Powerball prize goes unclaimed
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
One lucky Powerball winner isn’t so lucky after the deadline expired for claiming a $200,000 prize.
Best-sellers
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week top-selling fiction and nonfiction literature.
Fuel costs drive students to adjust class schedule
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
How far would you go for your classes? As gasoline prices increase, students’ driving habits are starting to come into play.
In VP search, McCain asks Cantor for records
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
John McCain’s campaign has asked Virginia Rep. Eric Cantor for personal documents as the Republican presidential candidate steps up his search for a running mate, The Associated Press has learned.
New islands could aid Everglades’ economy
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
New islands, rising from Lake Okeechobee like a bass fisherman’s version of Atlantis, could become a tourist-attracting, economic alternative for the Florida city of Pahokee’s life after U.S. Sugar.
US has freed 10,000 detainees this year
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A8
The U.S. military said Saturday it has released more than 10,000 detainees in Iraq so far this year - more than in all of 2007 - as it continues to try to phase out its running of Iraqi prisons.
Bankruptcies
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection for the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records
Fellows snares win in Nationwide race
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C8
Carl Edwards used a squeegee to clean his windshield while he drove under caution. Jacques Villeneuve and Joey Logano wrecked with the yellow flag flying. And rooster tails flew off the grooved - yes, grooved - back tires.
Defendant pleads guilty in random slaying
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B3
A man accused of gunning down a bicyclist in a random 2005 shooting missed twice before ambushing the man and firing the fatal shot, a co-defendant in the slaying testified.
6 polling locations move sites
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A6
Voters heading to the polls for Tuesday’s primary election will be punching the ballot at several new locations, as six of Douglas County’s 67 polling places are in new locations.
Union rejects Hawker Beechcraft contract, plans strike for Monday
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B8
Members of the Machinists union at Hawker Beechcraft voted Saturday to reject a three-year contract and go on strike, as their negotiators had recommended.
Girl survives 180-foot fall down chimney
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
A 12-year-old girl just wanted to show her cousin the view from her family’s Manhattan rooftop. Instead, she fell into a chimney and plummeted down the flue for 14 stories, emerging nearly unscathed to tell her story after landing in a pile of furnace soot.
Kahne seeking sweep
Driver can go 2-for-2 at Pocono
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C8
Little has changed for Kasey Kahne in the last six weeks. After winning the June race at Pocono Raceway, the NASCAR Sprint Cup standout sat in ninth place in the season standings, exactly where he remains heading into today’s Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500.
Obsolete coins cause chaos at shops
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
Zimbabweans dug out coins hidden away years ago and headed for the shops, where lines built up as overburdened tellers more accustomed to counting mounds of hyper-inflated dollar notes instead were juggling silver.
Study of messaging backs ‘6 degrees of separation’
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
Turns out, it is a small world. The so-called small world theory, embodied in the old saw that there are just “six degrees of separation” between any two strangers on Earth, has been largely corroborated by a massive study of electronic communication.
Commentary: Griffey in center raises questions
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C2
Ken Williams spotted Ken Griffey Jr. in the White Sox’s dugout and smiled. “Welcome to the family,” the general manager said, hugging his new center fielder.
Slattery faces Democratic rival
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A6
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Democrat Jim Slattery are in full campaign mode, spending big bucks on television ads, and running statewide in preparation for the November general election. But Slattery first faces Lee Jones on Tuesday in the Democratic Party primary.
Let the games begin: Lesser-known Olympic sports have Lawrence fan base
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D1
It’s not often that, say, water polo or fencing gets face time on ESPN. So for fans of some lesser-known sports, the Olympics are a big deal. It’s their chance to watch their beloved sport on the largest of stages. Here are four of those sports, and the Lawrence residents who love them.
Wizards fall to United, 2-0
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C2
Luciano Emilio scored his 11th goal of the season, and Jaime Moreno had a goal and an assist to help D.C. United beat the Kansas City Wizards, 2-0, Saturday night.
Running-mate picks rarely matter come November
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E12
Despite all the hyperventilating about whom they’re likely to be, vice presidential candidates rarely make much of a difference in the fall elections.
Saab to roll out cars on GM platform
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E1
Saab is in line to add a record number of new vehicles to its model line over the next few years, as the Swedish brand finally reaps the benefits of General Motors Corp.’s global product portfolio.
Warrant sweep nets convict
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B4
A 20-year-old De Soto man convicted of a misdemeanor in connection with the death of his girlfriend last year was recently arrested on a warrant alleging he violated his probation.
Competitive races few, far between
Little interest in precinct leadership common
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
It could be billed as a race to become the political power couple of a southeast Lawrence precinct. The young upstarts, James and Andrea Meier, moved into the Pine Tree Townhouses about a year ago so he could attend Kansas University’s pharmacy school. They’re trying to make their way onto Douglas County’s Republican Committee in Tuesday’s primary election.
Showing one’s true colors not advisable in Missouri
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D4
“Oops,” I said to husband Ray as we entered the restaurant. “This may not be the best T-shirt to wear here.” The restaurant was TGI Friday’s in Columbia, Mo. - the heart of Tiger country - and I was wearing a bright red “beak ‘em Hawks” national basketball championship T-shirt. Worse, because it was raining, I’d slipped on my white jacket with a big Jayhawk on the back and KANSAS on the sleeve.
Avoid mishaps at your wedding
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D8
So, you’ve finally found your perfect match, your soul mate, prince charming, etc. etc. But while you’re planning your fairytale wedding, be sure you’re not missing small details. Modern Bride’s August/September issue warns against the “6 Things your Vendors May Not Be Telling You.”
Taliban denies al-Qaida No. 2 hit by missile
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A2
A Taliban spokesman in Pakistan denied on Saturday a U.S. media report that al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri may have been killed or critically injured in a missile strike.
Republicans take aim at Moore
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A6
Republican officials are hoping Nick Jordan is the one who can unseat Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore in the 3rd Congressional District.
Ad Astra: Glancy explores American Indian legacy
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D6
Diane Glancy, of Prairie Village, has German/English and Cherokee heritage. She writes about her family, American Indian histories and the Midwest. Her novel “Pushing the Bear” is one of the best-known accounts of the Trail of Tears. Her novel “Stone Heart” is about Sacajawea.
Check scams
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Recently, I placed an ad for a guitar on Craigslist for $600. I received three or four offers immediately and received a check last week from a person claiming to be in the UK. He sent me a check for $1,500, said to deduct the cost of the guitar from it and the shipping and send him the rest back via Western Union.
KU football preview to air on FSN
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C3
The Fox Sports Network will be broadcasting a 30-minute preview segment on the Kansas University football team airing throughout August on FSN Kansas City and FSN Midwest.
Research trio cruises along Kaw
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
So far so good. Riverkeeper Laura Calwell and two others from her research team will paddle through Lawrence today, just over their halfway point on their 171-mile Kansas River kayak inventory trip.
Henrickson to host annual golf tourney
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C3
Kansas University women’s basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson’s annual golf fund-raiser will be Aug. 16 at Alvamar.
Lawrence High fall sports meeting
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C3
An informational meeting for all athletes interested in participating in Lawrence High fall sports will be at 6:30 p.m., Aug. 13 in the LHS Auditorium.
Obama backs away from debate challenge
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A5
Democratic candidate Barack Obama on Saturday backed away from rival John McCain’s challenge for a series of joint appearances, agreeing only to the standard three debates in the fall.
Reaching the pinnacle
Former Kansas Relays director Beijing-bound
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C1
Saturday, Tim Weaver began one of the longest - but certainly most rewarding - journeys of his life. The former Kansas Relays meet director left Kansas City International Airport in the early morning, for San Francisco where he and other U.S. Track and Field officials and some competitors flew 13 hours to Beijing, China, site of the 2008 Olympic Games.
Civilians, militants die in separate incidents
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
A bus carrying a wedding party struck a mine in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province, killing the bride and groom and eight others, a police official said.
Candidates line up to replace county officials
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A7
Decisions by two Douglas County commissioners not to seek re-election this year spurred new interest among candidates who have lined up to replace them. It shows that there is still a lot of interest in decisions that affect the rural areas, said Craig Campbell, chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party.
iShoe may prevent falls
Technology invented for astronauts could protect elderly
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E1
Scientists working to help astronauts regain balance after extended flights in zero gravity say they’ve found a way to use the research to help elderly people avoid catastrophic falls. An “iShoe” insole contains sensors that read how well a person is balancing. The point is to gather information for doctors and to get people to a specialist - before they fall.
Kidnapped girl found; father is charged
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
A man accused of kidnapping his 7-year-old daughter during a supervised visit in Boston last weekend was arrested Saturday in Baltimore and the girl was found safe, authorities said.
EPA may fine KU for waste violations
Report: University repeating mistakes
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
The Environmental Protection Agency says Kansas University has violated EPA regulations for the second time in three years - and it’s threatening fines for those misdeeds.
Olympic injury report long, loud
Several of the world’s top athletes hampered or home for Beijing Games
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C5
To the Olympic ideals of higher, faster and stronger, here’s another worthy pursuit: healthier. Just ask gymnast Paul Hamm. Or sprinter Tyson Gay. Or even Hossein Rezazadeh, the weightlifter better known as “Iranian Hercules.”
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 3, 1908: “W. Laming, a Lawrence capitalist, will go before the city council Monday and ask for another franchise for the Stranger Valley Co. to build an electric (rail) line through Lawrence.
Three hiring mistakes to avoid for your start-up company
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E1
If your start-up company has gotten to the point where you alone can’t do all the work, it’s time to do some hiring. But hiring decisions for start-ups are not cut and dried. A lot of start-ups can’t afford to pay the same salaries as big companies, or offer an extensive package of benefits.
CDC understated HIV numbers
Reliable estimate’ shows dramatic increase of new infections in US
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A1
The number of Americans infected by the AIDS virus each year is much higher than the government has been estimating, U.S. health officials reported, acknowledging that their numbers have understated the level of the epidemic.
Bush White House can’t quit campaigning
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
“What is it about George W. Bush that makes you want to serve him?” I have gone forward and back for a while now trying to figure out where today’s rant should begin, but I find that I cannot get past that question. It was posed by Monica Goodling, an aide to then Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, to job seekers at the Department of Justice.
Residents can take Civil War survey
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B1
Area residents have an opportunity to participate in an online survey about the role of education and other priorities for telling stories about the region’s Civil War era.
Holocaust survivor, rescuer live like sisters
August 3, 2008 in print edition on E12
They are two silver-haired ladies with a special bond forged in the Holocaust. One is the daughter of Jews who perished under the Nazis, the other her Roman Catholic rescuer. Today Janina Pietrasiak, 74, and Maria Lopuszanska, 79, live like sisters just around the corner from each other in a Warsaw neighborhood shaded by chestnut trees.
Mountain Man Rendezvous tests survival experience
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B5
When torrential rains and lighting from a thunderstorm knocked out power on a recent Friday night in downtown Waynesville, Debra (“Dusty”) Beatty and Lora (“Leather”) Dean never noticed the outage.
On the record
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B2
A 62-year-old Lawrence man reported $10,609 in U.S. currency was stolen from an unknown location between June 23 and July 9.
The long haul begins
August 3, 2008
In the end, Chad Malmberg put his framed Silver Star on the wall and stowed away his helmet, some old uniforms and the dusty combat boots he had worn in the Iraqi desert.
Old crimes haunt legal immigrants
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A3
It was a very stupid thing to do, Kathryn Ingleson says now. She was a teenage cashier, and she used customers’ credit card numbers to buy $339.07 worth of items, including a fake Christmas tree. She pleaded guilty, got probation and pretty much forgot about it.
Save the T
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Since 2001, the T has increased ridership every year but 2007 (when fares were raised twice). Last year, the T provided 232,000 more trips on its fixed routes than it did in 2001.
Behind the Lens: Professional photographers bane for airport security
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D2
Imagine, if you can, the looks on the faces of Travel Security Administration folks at the airport when all of these wires, cords, batteries and intricately designed and compact pieces of steel and aluminum roll through their metal detectors and flash up on their computer screens.
Ryun, Jenkins eagerly vying to unseat Boyda
August 3, 2008 in print edition on A6
She’s a tax hiker, he voted for amnesty. Those are among the various charges being leveled in the race between Lynn Jenkins and Jim Ryun in the Republican Party primary for the 2nd Congressional District.
Election likely to bring change to Senate
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B7
Senators are great glad-handers, not just with their constituents but with each other. Every time a vote is called, they mill around in front of the rostrum, grabbing hands and shoulders, or patting each other’s back.
Chiefs’ O-line offensive in more ways than one
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C6
It wasn’t always this way. Rivals once cast envious eyes upon Kansas City’s offensive line. Guards Will Shields and Brian Waters and left tackle Willie Roaf all went to the Pro Bowl in 2004 and ‘05. Many thought center Casey Wiegmann should have joined them. But last season, with everyone but Waters either retired or let go, one of the league’s best offensive lines turned into possibly the worst.
Stunted growth: Kevin Conley cuts to the chase in ‘Full Burn’
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
On a recent afternoon, the writer Kevin Conley sat in a rental car driven by Sean Graham, a tanned, ripped stuntman who hadn’t slept for 72 hours. The two spent some time kicking up dirt on a back road in Griffith Park, burning out the car’s clutch, driving with two wheels on the curb and stripping the life out of a very sad emergency brake.
Review: Russian writer yearns for home in ‘One More Year’ collection
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
“To make it here, you have to want to be here,” Ilona explains to Thomaz in “Companion,” the first story in Sana Krasikov’s debut collection, “One More Year” (Spiegel & Grau, $21.95). Like most of Krasikov’s characters, these two aren’t making it, nor do they want to be here.
Horoscopes
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D5
You have direction, and you know what you want. If you follow a more conservative path, you’ll get more promising results. You have energy to burn when focused - more than many.
Shiny new school supplies trigger pleasant sensory overload
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D1
For some women, the sweet smell of a newborn baby’s head awakens long-suppressed maternal urges. For me, it’s school supplies. How I adore this time of year!
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
Lawrence police said robbery was a possible motive in the Aug. 2 stabbing of Frank Seurer Sr. but officers had no suspects to date.
Warning sign
The failure of a ladder truck during a Thursday house fire is a warning that city officials can’t afford to ignore.
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B6
The need to update Lawrence’s firefighting equipment is a little less hypothetical following the failure of the department’s largest ladder truck during an early morning fire on Thursday.
Pondering doom can make problems seem smaller
August 3, 2008 in print edition on B7
Just the other day, I greeted the morning with an outlook of exuberant optimism. It was midsummer. The air was cool. The furnace of July in Kansas had yet to descend. Butterflies flitted among the flowers. Quail whistled in the tall grass. The branches of the orchard trees sagged with fruit. Bush would soon be put pasture and Barack Obama would lead us to the promised land.
Hot yoga devotees find summer too cool
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D7
Joan Fessler has a pretty good idea how she must look. It’s one of the most oppressively hot and humid days of the year. And she’s in a room where the heat is cranked up to 105 degrees. On purpose.”Crazy?” guesses the Towson, Md., preschool teacher.
Raiders back on track
Lawrence stays alive with 19-2 victory
August 3, 2008 in print edition on C1
Jake Green hit a three-run home run during a nine-run sixth inning, Matthew Abel stole five bases, and the Lawrence Raiders began what they hope will be a long march through the losers bracket with 19-2 victory over Arkansas City on Saturday in the state American Legion baseball tournament.