Archive for Monday, August 18, 2008

Also from August 18

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Vanessa Mccoy Dorm Days: 1980's
Podcasts
Polls
Did your parents help you move into your freshman college dorm?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
48%
No.
 
28%
I lived at home during college.
 
11%
I didn’t go to college.
 
11%
Total 670
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Diane Spicer, a teacher at Douglas County Day School, is one of the main instructors who help students sentenced to attend Day School, either for committing crimes or behavior problems. Day School puts students back on track
August 18, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Ashley refuses to go to high school. Not with the throngs of students, the teachers that couldn’t get through to her, the distractions. She’s more comfortable clad in the green sweatshirt and blue sweatpants that make up the Day School uniform at the Douglas County Youth Center. The only problem is the outfit is unflattering. “I will refuse to go back to a regular school,” she said. “Here, I can understand it a lot easier.”
1:51 p.m.
Online chat
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore chats with local citizens
August 18, 2008
Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who represents a portion of east Lawrence and east Douglas County, as well as Wyandotte County and Johnson County, chats about his activities in Washington, D.C., since being re-elected in 2006. He is running for re-election. He is joined by Rebecca Black, communications director of Moore for Congress.
1:51 p.m.
Online chat
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore chats with local citizens
August 18, 2008
Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who represents a portion of east Lawrence and east Douglas County, as well as Wyandotte County and Johnson County, chats about his activities in Washington, D.C., since being re-elected in 2006. He is running for re-election. He is joined by Rebecca Black, communications director of Moore for Congress.
2:20 p.m.
Online chat
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore chats with local citizens
August 18, 2008
Rep. Dennis Moore, a Democrat who represents a portion of east Lawrence and east Douglas County, as well as Wyandotte County and Johnson County, chats about his activities in Washington, D.C., since being re-elected in 2006. He is running for re-election. He is joined by Rebecca Black, communications director of Moore for Congress.
3:00 p.m.
Kerry Altenbernd, of Lawrence, portrays John Brown on Sunday during a first-person educational performance at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. John Brown was an abolitionist who spent time in Kansas prior to the Civil War and was involved in a skirmish against a pro-slavery militia in 1856 at Black Jack Battlefield. Re-enactor breathes new life into abolitionist John Brown
August 18, 2008 in print edition on 3A
With his full gray beard and long black coat, Kerry Altenbernd seemed to step effortlessly into the role of legendary abolitionist John Brown. He paced the stage, at times pounding his fist on the podium for added emphasis, as he recounted the life of the controversial figure who holds a central place in the history of Lawrence and the state.
6:00 p.m.
Avery Lominska is one the first to arrive at the Lawrence Farmers' Market on July 26. He will be selling a variety of vegetables from his stand on this day. Lawrence restaurants look local for key ingredients
August 18, 2008
Lawrence chefs look forward to the fruits of summer when preparing their premier dishes
10:00 p.m.
Lindsay Buscher, left, of Lawrence, and Karen Rippel, of Topeka, enjoy an outdoor lunch Monday on Massachusetts Street. The city is considering lifting a long-standing ban against downtown bars applying for sidewalk seating areas. Commission to consider sidewalk seating for bars
August 18, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A pitcher of Budweiser and a sidewalk seat: it may soon be the newest downtown attraction. City commissioners at their meeting Tuesday night will consider lifting a long-standing ban against downtown bars applying for sidewalk seating areas. Since 1994, downtown restaurants that make at least 70 percent of their sales from food have been allowed to apply for sidewalk seating areas. But bars and restaurants that don’t meet that sales standard have been prohibited.

All stories

Phelps finished; now what?
Swimmer done, but Games go on : with plenty of stories to follow
August 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
Among the modern architectural marvels of Beijing is the CCTV Tower, a 750-foot curiosity that resembles nothing so much as trouser legs.
Thunder’ rumbles past ‘Knight’
August 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
It took four of Hollywood’s biggest stars to take down Batman.
People in the news
August 18, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Reports: DeGeneres and de Rossi married
Edwards captures fifth Cup crown
Busch still series leader, but gap closing before Chase
August 18, 2008 in print edition on B2
Carl Edwards sent a not-so-subtle message to Kyle Busch Sunday at Michigan International Speedway.