Archive for Thursday, July 3, 2008

Also from July 3

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
McCawley family picks the up pieces Strings sing at gazebo
Podcasts
Polls
What effect will increased food prices have on your holiday cookout?

Poll results

Response Percent
No effect
 
52%
I’ll buy cheaper items than I did last year
 
26%
I’ll buy less than I did last year
 
20%
Total 369
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 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.
6:00 a.m.
Kellam D. Jones, 16, as pictured in a 2006 yearbook photo from Central Junior High School. One of two murder charges dropped against Del. Street shooting suspect
3:33 p.m., July 2, 2008 Updated 3:55 p.m. in print edition on 1A
One of two felony murder charges was dropped today against a Lawrence teenager charged in last month’s shooting at a house in the 1300 block of Delaware.
2:00 p.m.
Jon Standing pulls weeds from his small but thriving kitchen garden. The Douglas County Master Gardener plants a variety of produce, including asparagus, lettuces, okra, fava beans, celery, onions and cucumbers. Home grown: Kitchen garden yields fresh produce, high satisfaction
July 3, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Good grief. There is this summer’s tomato scare, the spinach fright of 2007 and the floods in Iowa that have drowned huge quantities of corn. We want to eat foods like tomatoes, spinach and corn that are fresh and serve as a statement of perfection in their simplicity.
10:00 p.m.
Members of the Lawrence act Fourth of July from left are Steve Swyers, Patrick Hangauer, Brendan Hangauer, Brian Costello and Kelly Hangauer. The group will celebrate its namesake holiday with two shows today. Oddly enough, this is the only time in six years together that the band has played on July 4. Independent’s Day: Lawrence’s Fourth of July establishes strong brotherhood within indie scene
July 3, 2008 in print edition on 1C
In the shadow of Memorial Stadium sits a residence commonly referred to as the Bull House. This is because of a prominent bull statue that guards the entrance to the dwelling, the result of a former art student’s senior project some dozen years ago. But it isn’t art students who have recently taken over the place. Rather it is four of the five members of the self-described “most patriotic band in Lawrence.” This is the home to Fourth of July, where every day is independent’s day - as in indie music.

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Safe Fourth
The Fourth of July weekend will be filled with summertime activities. Please keep those activities fun and safe.
July 3, 2008 in print edition on A7
It seems that Douglas County has experienced more than the normal number of tragic accidents in recent days: a bicyclist and motorcyclist killed, as well as a couple of homes destroyed by fires.