Archive for Saturday, August 9, 2008

Also from August 9

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Jennifer Nigro, who plays Elizabeth Leonard, along with David Butterfield, who plays Gov. Charles Robinson, and Peggy Sampson, who plays Sara Robinson, run through their lines for the upcoming production of "A Song on the Wind." Windmills of her mind: Playwright utilizes Lawrence landmark to dramatize history of KU’s first woman professor
August 8, 2008 in print edition on 1C
For decades, a breathtaking landmark stood over Lawrence. An 80-foot, Dutch-style windmill at Ninth Street and Emery Road operated between 1864 and 1885. The device was used to grind grain rather than pump water.
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas University football team runs through drills during its evening practice Thursday. The practice field is visible from public areas, including along Mississippi Street, making "closed" practices something of a misnomer. Fans get an eyeful at new field
August 9, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It may be the best deal on Mount Oread these days: A free, almost daily glimpse of the Orange Bowl Champion KU football team. Leaders of the Kansas University Athletic Department may not have planned it this way when they built a new $31 million practice field and football complex south of Memorial Stadium, but it now appears that members of the public will get a free look at the team even during “closed” practices.
10:00 a.m.
Lucy Seaver, Lawrence, turned 88 on 8/08/08. Despite the number of eights in her life, Seaver says her lucky number is four. 88-year-old celebrates 08/08/08 birthday
August 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
8/8/08. It’s a date viewed to be lucky in Chinese culture, and thousands of people in the United States have also attached some significance to the unique calendar entry. Lawrence resident Lucy Seaver has her own reason for calling the day lucky - she turned 88 on 8/8. “I think it’s very neat,” she says.
2:00 p.m.
Red Dog's Dog Days Runners gather for T-shirts Friday near Memorial Stadium. The T-shirts rewarded those who did at least 25 summer workout sessions. Dog Days attendees cluster for T-shirts
August 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s a prize that cost hours of summertime sweat. And the T-shirts that reward the most dedicated participants of Red Dog’s Dog Days, Lawrence’s public summer workout, have become a hot commodity.
6:00 p.m.
The Merc, 901 Iowa, offers more than 800 locally-produced items. Many of the local producers are featured in signs in the produce section at the store. Merc suggests 2-week diet of area foods
August 9, 2008 in print edition on 1B
In a season that brings an abundance of squash, potatoes and apples, The Community Mercantile is challenging Lawrencians to get to know their local foods better. The co-op is proposing a two-week diet where people consume 80 percent of their meals from food that is grown or produced locally. The Merc defines local as within a 200-mile radius of Lawrence.

All stories

On-time performance
Summer street work is always inconvenient, but it’s more bearable when it gets done in a timely manner.
August 9, 2008 in print edition on B6
Congratulations to the city’s public works department and its contractor for completing work at the 19th and Louisiana intersection well ahead of the opening of school.
Holmes passes PGA test
Garcia trails by three, Mickelson by four
August 9, 2008 in print edition on C2
J.B. Holmes and his monster length turned out to be a good fit for Oakland Hills.
Spectacle kicks off Beijing Olympics
August 9, 2008 in print edition on C5
China didn’t just walk onto the world stage. It soared over it.