Archive for Monday, August 25, 2008

Also from August 25

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On the street
Photo galleries
Olympic Closing Ceremony Fiddling and Picking Championships
What impact will the political conventions have on whom you will vote for in November?

Poll results

Response Percent
The conventions will play a small part
I don’t plan on voting
The conventions will play a large part
Total 367

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.”
6:00 a.m.
Strong passwords key to Internet security
August 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
When Julie Fugett needs to log in to a Web site with a password, such as for her bank or credit card accounts, she hears music. For example - this isn’t one of her passwords - a fan of the band Journey might type in “Dsb!1hotTf”. It’s the first letter of each word in the chorus to “Don’t Stop Believin”” with a number and exclamation point included.
10:00 a.m.
Nine-month-old Cooper Keefer rests his head against his mother, Kristi, on Aug. 20, 2008, in their Lawrence home. Cooper already had undergone two open-heart surgeries to correct several heart problems including ventricular septal defect. Infant’s illness spawns charity
August 25, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Any parent will tell you that children change your life. Along with the joy there also can be difficult times. But the Keefer family never could have envisioned the struggles they would face with their son, Cooper. Kristi Keefer was just four months pregnant when her son was diagnosed with multiple heart defects.
2:00 p.m.
The passenger rail station is being cleaned and repaired by Depot Redux, Lawrence Moderns and other volunteers. Preservation group helps clean, restore train depot
August 25, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The mouse droppings have been removed and the windows washed. Cobwebs have been swept away and the parking lot cleared of years of sand buildup. On Sunday, the ongoing effort to restore the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Depot in east Lawrence to its original 1950s condition continued with the stripping and polishing of the building’s terrazzo floor.
10:00 p.m.
Health care advocates: Obama can fix system
August 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
The problem that has defied a solution for decades and has left nearly 50 million Americans without heath coverage is on a trajectory to getting fixed, advocates for a public-run system said Monday. “The only question is how long will it take to get there,” U.S. Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., told about 100 people at a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America. Standing in the way, he said, are “just a few filthy-rich corporatists who are making vulgar profits.”

All stories

Sunflowers blooming in local fields
Local farmer’s field shines with yellow flowers
August 25, 2008
Grinter Farms boasts over 1 million sunflowers in 40 acres.
Redeem Team’ adds to United States’ haul
August 25, 2008 in print edition on B1
What fencer Mariel Zagunis started, Dwyane Wade and the “Redeem Team” finished.
Singh tops Garcia in wild playoff
Gopher’s help not enough for Spaniard in sudden death
August 25, 2008 in print edition on B2
Vijay Singh ended up beating Sergio Garcia on a gopher hole. Yes, a gopher. Or maybe a mole.