Archive for Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Also from July 2

On the street
Who makes the best coffee in town?

Poll results

Response Percent
My favorite locally owned spot.
My coffee maker at home.
I don’t drink coffee.
Total 923

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Don Smarker, a Hupmobile fan from Topeka, waves to drivers of some of the antique vehicles Tuesday that came to Lawrence for a tour of the city. Antique cars make way through Lawrence
July 1, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Blasts from the past rolled into Lawrence on Tuesday. About 22 different years and models of the Hupmobile, manufactured from 1909 to 1941 in Detroit, found their way to the Dole Institute of Politics on Kansas University’s West Campus. The touring cars were celebrating the Hupmobile’s 100th anniversary.
11:00 a.m.
Kansas University graduate student Jason Palikij, Lawrence, tags several bees Tuesday with a green, water-based paint while they cluster around a jar of sugar water. The paint is used to keep track of the insects for an experiment at KU's West Campus. Palikij and other students are investigating the navigational abilities of bees. Study of honeybee navigation may bring engineering advances
July 2, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Bees. They can be a nuisance, hovering around picnics and menacing pets and children. But researchers at Kansas University think they might be the key to harnessing new types of engineering technology. Rudolf Jander, professor of animal behavior, and two students, Jason Palikij and Daniel Najera, are studying how European honeybees find their way back to their hives when disoriented.
11:00 a.m.
Workers from the Kansas Turnpike Authority erect a road sign announcing the exit for Kansas University two miles east of the East Lawrence exit on I-70. The new sign, which lays claim to Kansas' status as an international research university, 2008 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions and 2008 Orange Bowl Champions, was installed on Wednesday at mile marker 207. New turnpike signs boast of KU’s 2008 accomplishments
July 2, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Between bouts of rain and trips to the trucks to avoid lightning, Kansas Turnpike Authority workers Wednesday raised a new exit sign to three I-beams along Interstate 70 east of Lawrence.
3:30 p.m.
Lawrence High athletes Dorian Green, left, and Mallory West earned the Journal-World's 2007-08 Male and Female Athlete of the Year honors for their accomplishments with the Lions last school year.  Between them, Green and West made four state tournament appearances, including West's individual gymnastics title. On top of the town
July 2, 2008 in print edition on 1B
In terms of what they did and how it was perceived, Dorian Green and Mallory West could not have been more opposite. Green, a junior standout for the Lawrence High basketball and baseball teams, carried the weight of the world on his shoulders as a point guard and starting pitcher. West, a 2008 LHS graduate, competed only with - and often against - herself.

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