Archive for Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Behind the Lens: Tim Forcade Ultimate Horseman's Challenge Vinland Fair 2008 First-year teachers
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
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Total 1772

Lead stories

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.

All stories

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.
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.
August 10, 2008 in print edition on D3
This week’s top-selling literature.