Archive for Sunday, August 24, 2008

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Busker Festival 2008 FSHS-LHS football scrimmage

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12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Police officers watch the intersection of 9th and Indiana while Lawrence firefighters battle an early morning blaze at 1005 Indiana in this July 31, 2008 file photo. Lawrence police officers and firefighters would receive a raise less than the 1.5 percent raise received in 2009 under the tentative agreement that city commissioners will consider Tuesday. 1.5 percent raise likely for police, firefighters
August 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police officers and firefighters will receive at least a 1.5 percent raise in 2009, under a proposed set of deals that city commissioners will consider Tuesday. After protracted negotiations that required a federal labor mediator, the employee organizations for both the police officers and firefighters have agreed to new wage deals.
6:00 a.m.
Cori Allen, a recent Free State High School graduate, is headed to the Democratic National Convention as a delegate. Young delegate hopes to make a difference
August 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
If all goes according to plan, Cori Allen will be among the 75,000 people in INVESCO Field in Denver on Thursday, cheering on U.S. Sen. Barack Obama as he makes history and accepts the Democratic Party nomination for president. A couple of hours later, Allen, of Lawrence, will board a flight to Boston to start her college career. But the presidential race will not be far behind.
12:00 p.m.
Denis O'Doul tells some jokes during a short set on KJHK radio recently. O'Doul has garnered a reputation as Lawrence's "street comedian." Often seen along Massachusetts Street, O'Doul likes to try out his humor on passersby and then perfect his delivery on stage at sets at the Jazzhaus or on KJHK radio. Comedian’s street gig came along by chance
August 24, 2008 in print edition on 1B
What do you get when you take a vibrant downtown nightlife and add a guy with a sense of humor who likes to make people laugh? The answer: an “accidental” comedian named Denis O’Doul, one of the many performers and local personalities helping to keep downtown Lawrence unique.
5:00 p.m.
Hayley Cherveny, of Kansas City, Mo., performs an aerial artistic display with the Thieves of Flight during last year's Lawrence Busker Festival at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H. The Busker Festival is set to run through the upcoming weekend. Buskerfest hits downtown
August 24, 2008 in print edition on 1B
It’s not every day you get to see aerial acrobatics, living statues and breaths of fire - at least not in downtown Lawrence. After the success so far of the first-ever Busker Festival, event organizers and attendees want that to change. “It’s excellent,” said Jeff Joseph, owner of Jeff’s Curbside Recycling, after watching a comedic juggling performance at US Bank, 900 Mass. “The whole event is excellent. It’s things you don’t get to see often. Hopefully it becomes an annual event.”

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