Archive for Sunday, August 17, 2008

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Traffic 101: KU freshmen must follow rules of road
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Kansas University students this year will find a fresh set of traffic challenges in Lawrence, including stop signs posted at entrances to campus and along major roadways at the edge of Mount Oread.And for everyone else? Well, just watch out for the student drivers.
10:00 a.m.
Adriane Black, 16, an Aquahawk swimmer and Free State High junior, practices her push-offs Friday from the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center's wall. The success of Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has many sports aficionados predicting a surge in the participation of swimming among youths. Swim sports push off: Clubs note ripples of interest after Phelps
August 17, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Clark Campbell has seen it every four years. As the American swimmers haul in medals during the first week of the Olympics, local swim clubs get flooded with calls from parents who believe their children can be the next star to wear the goggles. Then things die down, only to ramp up for the next Olympics.
12:00 p.m.
Partners Jess Pierson, front, and Jen Humphrey are followed by a couple of kittens as they walk around their farm south of Lawrence. The couple signed up for the city's domestic partnership registry a year ago and moved to the farmhouse in May. Domestic partners mark registry’s first anniversary
August 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s been one year ago this month that Lawrence leaders took what many in the gay and lesbian community believed was the most significant step yet in Kansas to change impression. Lawrence city commissioners created the state’s first domestic partnership registry. Lawrence residents since Aug. 1 of last year have been able to register their unmarried relationships with the city clerk’s office.
5:00 p.m.
Eight-year-old Elisa Jalenak, Lawrence, gets excited as her recently caught fish begins to flop around on the hook during a day of free fishing for kids Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 around Lake Henry at Clinton Lake State Park. Prizes were awarded for both the largest and smallest fish. Families bond during fishing derby
August 16, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Parents and children gather at Clinton State Park’s Lake Henry.
7:00 p.m.
Jessica Bailey, of Bonner Springs, helps her friend, KU freshman Jeremy Paterson, of Bonner Springs, move into Lewis Hall on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008. Dorm life not spartan anymore
August 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Sunday was the first day of Emily Mangelsdorf’s college life. She came prepared. Tons of clothes. Twenty pairs of shoes. Couch. Microwave. Refrigerator. Coffee maker. Even a rice steamer. “I’m sure my mom’s load for college was about half this,” she said, standing beside her pile of belongings atop Kansas University’s Daisy Hill.

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August 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s top-selling nonfiction and fiction literature.
Uncivil discourse
A video of two debate coaches is a stunning example of everything our civic dialogue shouldn’t be.
August 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
If you’re already concerned about the level of civil discourse in American today, you shouldn’t watch a video now circulating on YouTube of two debate coaches “discussing” an issue earlier this year in Wichita.
You Happened to Me
August 17, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: You Happened to Me by Connie Haas.