Archive for Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Field station, ecological reserves offer glimpse of pristine prairie

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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.

All stories

August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week top-selling fiction and nonfiction literature.
Lights Out
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Lights Out by Tom Mach.
People in the news
August 3, 2008 in print edition on D5
¢ Madonna introduces her documentary
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.