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Wakarusa Music Festival's promoter says if its deal with the state isn't improved he'll move the event out of Kansas. Should Lawrence try to keep the festival?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
48%
No.
 
47%
Don’t know.
 
3%
Total 1772
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6:00 a.m.
Nikki-Lee Aguilar, 12, Lecompton, leads her calf around an arena in the "Most Unusual Pet" contest Saturday at the 101st annual Vinland Fair. Children competed in the pet parade on the fair's final day. Kids, cute critters shine at Vinland Fair
August 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The two kittens in Jade Wagner’s basket were so young that they had yet to be given names. But the 7-year-old Baldwin City girl knew she had prize winners in the furry bundles. “They’re cute,” Jade said before heading on stage at the Vinland Fair on Saturday. Jade carried her basket of kittens as she marched in a circle, grinning to the audience. She won first prize.
10:00 a.m.
An aerial view of the Wakarusa Camping & Music Festival 2008. Wakarusa Fest may not play on
August 10, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence may have partied at its last Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Festival promoter Brett Mosiman has accused the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks of bigotry and said he won’t return the festival to Clinton State Park unless the department changes how it treats the event and its largely “hippie” crowd. “The situation reeks of discrimination,” Mosiman said.
2:00 p.m.
Melissa McNair sets up her kindergarten classroom at Cordley School, 1837 Vt. The former Marine is one of about 30 first-year teachers joining the ranks of Lawrence Public Schools faculty this week. Lesson plans: First-year teachers ready to take on the classroom
August 10, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Melissa McNair’s two years in the Marines are nothing compared with what she’ll be facing Thursday: a classroom full of 18 kindergartners. “I’m nervous,” she admits. “But I have confidence.” McNair is one of approximately 30 first-time teachers who will enter the classroom at Lawrence Public Schools this year. School starts for some grades on Wednesday and others on Thursday.
6:00 p.m.
From left, Erin Bowman, Cummings, Lauren Fedrick, 11, and Kassie Fedrick, both of Lancaster, practice at a water obstacle course Saturday at an Ultimate Horsemen's Challenge Association course at Fox Eye Ranch east of Lawrence. Horseman contest reins in 63 riders
August 10, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Josh Rushing had just guided his 13-year-old molly, or female mule, Shadow, through a course Saturday afternoon at the Fox Eye Ranch in Leavenworth County, 6 miles east of Lawrence. “The training never stops. She learns with me,” said Rushing, 25, of Hume, Mo., who shoes horses and rides them when he can.

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Sunday, August 10 weather at 10 p.m.
August 10, 2008
The forecast for Monday, August 11 calls for a high of 87 with a low around 63.
CB Harris ready to shine for KU football squad
August 10, 2008
He won’t be wearing number three this Fall, but he’s one of Mark Mangino’s best bets to help Kansas fans forget about Aqib Talib. Cornerback Chris Harris is only entering his sophomore year on the hill, but since starting the season opener as a rookie in 2007, he’s been consistently impressive…
School Board to decide on budget
August 10, 2008
The Lawrence School Board is set to decide the budget for the new school year at Monday night’s meeting.
Free State High welcomes back students with style
August 10, 2008
School is back in session this week and Lawrence Free State High welcomes its new sophomores and some new leadership. Parents, teachers and students gather for a kick-off…Firebird style.
More Neb. beef recalled despite assurances
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Federal authorities last month assured consumers that a meat plant linked to nearly 50 illnesses caused by tainted ground beef had made enough changes after a recall to ensure that its products were safe. Less than a month later, the same processor has recalled 1.2 million pounds of other beef products that might have sickened more than 30 people.
Review: Schwarz’s ‘So Long at the Fair’ is no funhouse
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
Christina Schwarz proved herself as one of our most intuitive and nuanced portrayers of relationships with her first two novels, “Drowning Ruth” and “All is Vanity.” She’s a master at revealing the turmoil lurking beneath the banality of everyday life, someone who can draw poetry from the murkiest linguistic well.
Wakarusa Fest may not play on
Organizer compares music festival with Manhattan event, claims discrimination
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
Lawrence may have partied at its last Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival. Festival promoter Brett Mosiman has accused the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks of bigotry and said he won’t return the festival to Clinton State Park unless the department changes how it treats the event and its largely “hippie” crowd. “The situation reeks of discrimination,” Mosiman said.
Music habit saps hearing
Experts: Loud MP3 players causing more damage to ears
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Music can be a double-edged sword. Some people love to listen to it with large headphones as they exercise or take a stroll down Massachusetts Street. And they like it loud. But one of their favorite, seemingly harmless, everyday hobbies can pose a danger: it can contribute to hearing loss.
Course Selection (for IDs of 6 digits or less)
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Course Selection (for IDs of 6 digits or less) by Priscilla McKinney.
Childhood events thwarted potential Olympic greatness
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
Before we begin, please stand and join me in singing our national anthem. I’ll start you off: “Oh, say can you see by the dawn’s early light :” Go ahead. Sing it all the way through. And as you do, picture me - your humble Sunday scribe - on the top tier of the Olympic medals stand, right hand over my heart.
Zebra mussels may affect Wichita’s water supply
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
Wichita water officials say they will find a way to keep zebra mussels from hurting the flow of water from Cheney Reservoir, which supplies the city’s water.
Stimulus checks still available
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Internal Revenue Service is trying to reach about 40,000 Kansans who are eligible for federal economic stimulus checks but haven’t filed tax returns to claim the money.
Arthur’s prep coach ‘thankful’
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C3
Dallas South Oak Cliff High basketball coach James Mays wasn’t surprised the high school grades of Darrell Arthur were deemed legitimate following a Dallas Independent School District investigation. “I knew all along there was no wrongdoing. I’m just thankful it’s over. Our school district recognizes we did no wrong,” Mays said Saturday.
T tax questions
Lawrence voters shouldn’t be expected to cast informed ballots on a proposed transit sales tax without some additional data.
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
Lawrence city commissioners and staff owe Lawrence voters the clearest possible explanation of what will happen if a sales tax levy to support the city’s public transit system passes and what will happen if it doesn’t.
Decoding the latest buzzwords
August 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Buzzwords have always been a part of the business lexicon. But just like street slang, the language of business changes. For instance, today’s business words are heavily influenced by the technological times we live in.
Additional visit by UN nuclear experts barred
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Syria said Saturday it would bar U.N. nuclear investigators from revisiting a site bombed by Israeli jets on suspicion it was a secretly built atomic reactor.
Pops,’ oldest veteran in Kansas, dies at 105
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Frank J. Bozick, who served in World War II and is the oldest known veteran in Kansas, has died. He was 105.
Journalism academy invites applicants
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Are you interested in today’s changing media? Would you be willing to share your insights and experiences with our journalists and the public about an issue that concerns all of us?
On the record
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Lawrence police arrested a 20-year-old rural Lawrence man Saturday morning in connection with a Wednesday morning burglary when at least three guns were taken from a Lawrence home.
Boyda calls for Jenkins to shun outside boosts
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, D-Kan., has turned her back on $1.2 million from outside Democratic help, saying she wants to maintain an independent campaign for re-election. “I hope my opponent will join me to demand that these out-of-state groups keep out of Kansas,” Boyda said. Lynn Jenkins, the Republican candidate, declined the offer.
FBI to newspapers: Sorry about records
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
FBI Director Robert Mueller has apologized to the editors of The Washington Post and The New York Times for improperly obtaining phone records of the newspapers’ reporters while investigating terrorism four years ago.
Romero tames Oakland Hills with 65
Storms prevent leaders from starting third round at PGA
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
All it took was one record-tying round and several claps of thunder for Oakland Hills to finally look vulnerable Saturday in the PGA Championship.
Poll: Residents unhappy with rebuilding efforts
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Nearly three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated their city, New Orleanians are deeply dissatisfied with the rebuilding and feel overlooked by the federal government, the national media and the American public.
McCain faults his rival on Iraq war views
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
Republican John McCain on Saturday issued a scathing critique of Barack Obama’s judgment and readiness to be commander in chief, telling a veterans’ group his Democratic rival had tried to “legislate failure” in Iraq and placed his own ambition ahead of military success there.
Russia, Georgia ‘in state of war’
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
Russia and small, U.S.-allied Georgia headed toward a wider war Saturday as Russian tanks rumbled into the contested province of South Ossetia and Russian aircraft bombed a Georgian town and aircraft plant, escalating a conflict that already has left hundreds dead.
Auto industry gives plastics second life
August 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
High oil prices have pushed the auto industry to go green in more ways than improving fuel economy.
Salina to start regular bus service
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Could Salina have regular mass transit, just like big cities - or even like small cities had just a few decades ago?
American League Roundup: Angels ride eight-run eighth
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C4
Vladimir Guerrero triggered an eight-run eighth inning with a home run. Los Angeles, which began the day 13 games ahead of Texas in the AL-West, improved to a season-high 30 games over .500.
Ford told FBI about doubts on JFK murder
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Former President Ford secretly advised the FBI that two of his fellow members on the Warren Commission doubted the FBI’s conclusion that John F. Kennedy was shot from the sixth floor of the Texas Book Depository in Dallas, according to newly released records from Ford’s FBI files.
Lesson plans: First-year teachers ready to take on the classroom
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
Melissa McNair’s two years in the Marines are nothing compared with what she’ll be facing Thursday: a classroom full of 18 kindergartners. “I’m nervous,” she admits. “But I have confidence.” McNair is one of approximately 30 first-time teachers who will enter the classroom at Lawrence Public Schools this year. School starts for some grades on Wednesday and others on Thursday.
Bombings reported in western region
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Attackers hurled homemade bombs at government buildings in western China today, wounding three officers, state media said, amid tightened security following an attack days before the Beijing Olympics opened and threats by a militant group to disrupt the Summer Games.
Favre to start in Jets’ next preseason game
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C5
Brett Favre got a standing ovation from an overflow crowd that went to great lengths to get a good look at the New York Jets’ newest quarterback Saturday. He was cheered again when he completed his first pass of practice.
Former Olympian’s father killed
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
The fatal stabbing of the father of a former Olympian at a Beijing landmark cast a sad shadow over the first full day of Olympic competition Saturday, just hours after China’s jubilant opening of the Summer Games.
Painful black history shouldn’t be ignored
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
First James Cameron died and now they’ve closed his museum. If it had to happen, I’m glad it happened in that order, glad Cameron did not live to see them padlock the institution to which he dedicated his life.
Ex-boyfriend gets jail time for killing dog, hiding body
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
A Wichita man who killed his girlfriend’s dog and then hid the body in the ceiling of her Shawnee home will spend at least 120 days in jail, a Johnson County judge has ruled.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 10, 1908: “A number of warrants were issued in court today due to force local people to cut weeds.
Best-sellers
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
This week’s top-selling literature.
Horoscopes
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D5
You want to know and understand nearly everything this year. Faced with a debacle or a problem, you will find the best path out. You perhaps will consider a lot about your security, but do not allow this emphasis to evolve into an obsession.
Horseman contest reins in 63 riders
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Josh Rushing had just guided his 13-year-old molly, or female mule, Shadow, through a course Saturday afternoon at the Fox Eye Ranch in Leavenworth County, 6 miles east of Lawrence. “The training never stops. She learns with me,” said Rushing, 25, of Hume, Mo., who shoes horses and rides them when he can.
Happy-go-Stuckey
KU safety’s contagious attitude visible on gridiron
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Where Darrell Stuckey comes from, football is less of a way of life and more of a way to live. A 2005 graduate of Washington High in Kansas City, Kan., Stuckey’s younger days as a three-sport standout with the Wildcats were spent surrounded by crime, violence and, perhaps worst of all, a lethargic attitude about the world around. Through his ever-sunny demeanor and genuine zest for life, Stuckey always did his part to change that.
Go to the park for less
August 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Going to a theme park this summer may be fun for the whole family, but it doesn’t come cheap. The cost of tickets, food and souvenirs adds up. But by doing your homework, you can save.
National League Roundup: Glaus tags two, propels Cardinals
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C4
Troy Glaus, hitless in his first 30 at-bats against Chicago this season, had two of St. Louis’ four homers off Carlos Zambrano and finished with five RBIs. Skip Schumaker and Albert Pujols also homered off the Cubs’ ace.
Population, climate changes shrinking lake
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Once among the largest lakes in the world - at some 9,000 square miles, roughly the size of New Jersey - Lake Chad in central Africa has been decimated over the past four decades by rising temperatures, diminishing rainfall and a growing population that’s using more water.
Actor and comedian Bernie Mac dies at age 50
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Bernie Mac, the actor and comedian who teamed up in the casino heist caper “Ocean’s Eleven” and gained a prestigious Peabody Award for his sitcom “The Bernie Mac Show,” died Saturday at age 50.
Iran threat
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: There is a rather “large bear” in Iran’s part of the world who really doesn’t want nuclear weapons close to their southern border, especially from a country who might assist militants fighting against that bear.
Guaranteed health care key in Democrats’ plan
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Democrats shaped a set of principles Saturday that commits the party to guaranteed health care for all, heading off a potentially divisive debate and edging the party closer to the position of Barack Obama’s defeated rival, Hillary Clinton.
US blames al-Qaida in Iraq for bombing
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The U.S. military blamed al-Qaida in Iraq on Saturday for a suicide car bombing in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, while an Iraqi official said the death toll in the attack had risen to 25.
Scientist remembered at memorial service
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Army scientist suspected in the anthrax attacks was remembered for his humor, intelligence and compassion at a memorial service Saturday.
13 hospitalized after leak of toxic gas
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Thirteen people were hospitalized complaining of feeling ill after toxic gas leaked from a factory in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, on Saturday, police said.
NFL Exhibition Roundup: Buccaneers stifle struggling Dolphins
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C5
Tampa Bay swarmed Miami’s struggling quarterbacks, and Michael Bennett had 68 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Buccaneers to a victory over the Dolphins on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
U.S. men’s hoops team looks to avoid slow start
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C6
There is no second place for the USA Basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Still, as much as they don’t want to harp on it, a slow start in a 21-point win over Russia on Sunday and poor shooting and lackluster ball movement in an 11-point win over Australia on Tuesday were no way to come into the one tournament, the Olympics, the Americans know and say they must win.
QB battle brewing for Haskell football
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C3
Of the two returning quarterbacks at Haskell Indian Nations University, Tyler Sessions owns the glossiest stats. Yet Sessions will be the No. 2 QB when the Fightin’ Indians begin preseason football drills on Monday morning.
Tech center eager to grow
$8M life sciences incubator at KU would be home to promising enterprises
August 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
After five years of boosting business prospects through spreadsheets, accounting functions, office support and other services, the Lawrence Regional Technology Center is ready to get even closer to the science behind its clients’ success.
Bankruptcies
August 10, 2008 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Online programs let parents check up on students
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Parents with children in Lawrence public schools will now have more immediate access to information about them, such as grades, attendance, lunch money and what they’re eating.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
JOMA Hillcrest Bowl, Ninth and Iowa, had a new owner and a new name.
Leavenworth County Fair moves parade forward 1 day
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
For the 82nd year, fair time is around the corner in Tonganoxie. The Leavenworth County Fair begins Tuesday, with the traditional parade in downtown Tonganoxie.
Bush league justice
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Osama bin Laden’s driver, Salim Hamdan, has been convicted of : driving. Good. He’s been sentenced to 5 1/2 years. Good. Charged, convicted and dealt a reasonable sentence given the crime of which he has been convicted. All within the American justice system : sort of.
Edwards’ ex-mistress rules out paternity test
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
The ex-mistress of former presidential candidate John Edwards said Saturday she will not participate in DNA testing to establish the paternity of her daughter.
Liriano lifts Twins past Royals with 7-3 victory
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
If Francisco Liriano is not back to his 2006 form yet, he sure is getting close. Liriano had his second straight strong start since being recalled from the minors, Delmon Young hit a two-run homer and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals, 7-3, on Saturday night.
Behind the Lens: Lawrence photographer offers large-print tips
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
Tim Forcade is a Lawrence-based photographer whose painterly approach to photography helps to define his work. Forcade’s large wall prints can currently be seen at Teller’s and Genovese restaurants. I sat down with Forcade on Thursday to chat about his photography.
Hawaii teacher’s cure clears way for a new saint
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
When cancer spread into her lungs, doctors told Audrey Toguchi she had six months to live, at best, and suggested chemotherapy as the only option.
Woodling: Self’s contract a rarity
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Uh, oh. Another 10-year contract. That was my knee-jerk reaction to the news Kansas University had awarded men’s basketball coach Bill Self a 10-year pact. Decade-long deals for coaches are rare. I know of only two and, in both cases, the recipient failed to make it to the max. Self is, in fact, the second KU coach to secure a 10-year contract. The first was Jack Mitchell, a gregarious football mentor who endeared himself to the KU masses with that famous 23-7 victory over previously unbeaten Missouri at the end of the 1960 season.
Kids, cute critters shine at Vinland Fair
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
The two kittens in Jade Wagner’s basket were so young that they had yet to be given names. But the 7-year-old Baldwin City girl knew she had prize winners in the furry bundles. “They’re cute,” Jade said before heading on stage at the Vinland Fair on Saturday. Jade carried her basket of kittens as she marched in a circle, grinning to the audience. She won first prize.
Success of condor recovery questioned
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The California condor, rescued from extinction in an elaborate and expensive recovery effort, has become tantamount to a zoo animal in the wild and can’t survive on its own without a ban on lead ammunition across its vast Western ranges, a scientific study has concluded.
Injured Perry teen released after wreck
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
A Perry teenager who was injured in a car accident Friday has been treated and released from the hospital.
Compassion needed
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
To the editor: As a member of one of the churches participating in the Family Promise program, I deplore the attitude of the neighbors of the proposed day center for homeless families. It’s the typical “not in my backyard” response which is unfortunately so familiar.
ER doctors point finger at wanton texting
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D7
It wasn’t the bumps and bruises that surprised emergency room physicians when they started looking into the dangers of texting. It was the fatalities. “It’s like walking blind,” says Linda Lawrence, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians, who has heard of people stepping into moving traffic, BlackBerry in hand.
Former KU coach saddened by tragedy
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C6
Tragedy once again has darkened the mood of one of sport’s greatest events - the Olympic Games. On Saturday, an assailant from the Games’ host country of China stabbed to death the father-in-law of the head coach of the U.S. men’s volleyball team, and wounded the mother-in-law and a tour guide in a brutal attack at the Drum Tower landmark in central Beijing.
Expert’s death harms al-Qaida’s efforts to build more weapons
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
The killing of an al-Qaida chemical weapons expert in a missile strike two weeks ago on a Pakistani border village has dealt a heavy blow to the terrorist group’s ambitions to build weapons of mass destruction, a former CIA case officer says.
Butterflies, insects featured in new book
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D4
There are books that are necessities for the shelf (“The Scarlet Letter,” “Pride and Prejudice”), and those published solely to sass up the coffee table.
Lawrence playwright’s work showing in NY
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D1
A Lawrence playwright has a one-act play showing this week in New York.
Distressed denim skirts enjoy rebirth in fashion
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D2
Turning a much-loved, overworn pair of jeans into a skirt isn’t a new idea - nimble sewers have done it for decades - but making the results look chic took the happy rediscovery of the mini.
Benefit concert aimed at helping injured teen
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B5
Friends are seeking donations to help the family of a Lawrence teen who was seriously injured in a car accident last week.
Friend: Teen who fell from balcony was locked out
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B4
Lawrence teen Sean Ragan was attempting a maneuver he and friends had done in the past when he fell from a third-story balcony Friday, a friend said.
Military commissions are a judicial detour
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
The president’s military commissions were inaugurated with the loftiest rhetoric.
After year, The Police end comeback tour
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D6
The Police ended one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most successful reunions in Madison Square Garden on Thursday with a tribute to other famous trios, an assist from some real cops and a not-particularly close shave.
News on cloned puppies exposes 31-year mystery
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A woman who made news around the world when she had five pups cloned from her beloved pit bull Booger looked very familiar to some who saw her picture: She’s the same woman who 31 years earlier was accused of abducting a Mormon missionary in England, handcuffing him to a bed and making him her sex slave.
Growing diversity in ‘swing counties’ may favor Obama
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
Minority Americans have been flocking to the nation’s “swing counties,” hotly contested areas that could play a crucial role in this year’s election.
Change is inevitable part of history
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
The Oxford English Dictionary dates the word “pogrom” from 1905, the year hundreds of Russian Jews were massacred in Odessa. In 1908, there was a pogrom of sorts in Illinois. It occurred in Springfield 100 years ago this week. So, consider the phenomenon of progress, which at the moment seems more contingent than it did just a decade ago.
No one should fear religious freedom, Bush tells Chinese
August 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush juggled sports, strife and diplomacy today on his whirlwind Olympic adventure.
Commentary: Favre fiasco embarrassing for Bucs
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
There is only one thing worse than the Tampa Bay Bucs actually pursuing Brett Favre. And that’s the Tampa Bay Bucs actually pursuing Brett Favre and then not getting him.
Candidates find little common ground
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
In the time they served together in the United States Senate, John McCain and Barack Obama developed neither a friendship nor an intense dislike. They entered this campaign as relative strangers, and now - as the sniping builds to a steady staccato - each of them has acquired a strong sense of grievance about the other.
Identity crisis: Adam Nimoy writes anti-memoir about ‘wonderful, miserable life’ as son of Spock
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
“I’m going to write about the dark times,” Adam Nimoy explained to his mother when he began working on “My Incredibly Wonderful, Miserable Life,” which he calls “an anti-memoir.” “Like when you and Dad were out of town on some ‘Star Trek’ press junket and I was strung out on the floor of that men’s room downtown … ” “That … that … that never happened to you!” Nimoy’s mother protested.
Olathe to open its first ‘green’ school
August 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
More than 400 students will enter Woodland Elementary School on Friday as the first students in the Olathe school district to experience an entirely “green” school.
Dutch windmills iconic models for collectibles
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D4
Problems involving floods, lack of power and failing levees are not new. Holland has faced all of them for centuries.
1 down, 7 to go for Phelps
August 10, 2008 in print edition on C6
Michael Phelps got one of his toughest races out of the way, and it couldn’t have been any easier.