Archive for Sunday, July 6, 2008

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On the street

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Luke Rhodes, 15, Lawrence, is one of several students who will participate in the International Institute of Young Musicians competition and workshops during July at KU. Keyed in: Local pianist hopes institute takes talents to new levels
July 5, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Twice a week, Luke Rhodes hits the gym with high school football and basketball players, lifting weights to hone his skills. But he’s doesn’t play a sport. He plays the piano. That’s in addition to the two hours a day he spends practicing. And the 1 1/2 hours he spends weekly taking private lessons.
6:00 a.m.
Members of the Lawrence Bicycle Club head east in formation on North 1400 Road during their weekly ride on Wednesday. With higher gas prices and warmer weather, motorists should expect to see more cyclists on the road, and both groups need to follow the rules of the road to ensure safety. Motorists, cyclists share responsibility
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
For Randy Breeden, bicycling isn’t always a relaxing spin. Drivers have cursed him, buzzed by him and honked at him. Breeden, a 17-year bicyclist who racks up about 7,000 miles a year, has had many close calls. Some have been so close that they have raised the hairs on his arms.
10:00 a.m.
Adolfo Garcia-Nunez, 5'08", 150 lbs. (Date of photo: 2006) Suspect in killing commits suicide
9:24 p.m., July 5, 2008 Updated 11:15 p.m. in print edition on 1B
The suspect in the death of a 25-year-old Kansas University student committed suicide while in police custody in New Jersey, according to Lawrence police.
5:00 p.m.
From left, Llya Tabakh, Kansas University research associate, and Susan Williams, associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, look over KU's biofuel setup on West Campus. As more people are trying to go green, a group at KU is ready to test its biofuel made for less than $1 per gallon, with leftover cooking oil and methanol combined with lye. KU team to test biodiesel
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Susan Williams isn’t exactly John D. Rockefeller, but she does hope to exploit what she sees as an opportunity-filled market for alternative fuels. With her raw materials virtually cost-free - used cooking oil from campus dining facilities, leftover methanol from chemistry researchers and potassium hydroxide (lye) from the hardware store - the associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering and her colleagues can brew up biodiesel for less than $1 a gallon.
9:00 p.m.
Children move across the Lily Pad feature at Lawrence's Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky. The center's attendance has dropped by about 3,300 swimmers. Fewer swimmers surface at outdoor aquatic center
July 6, 2008 in print edition on 1B
They blame the mild month of June, not the higher swimming fees. Recreational swimming attendance at Lawrence’s Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Ky., has decreased by about 3,300 swimmers from this point in 2007 - from 65,650 people to 62,357 through June 30. “It just hasn’t got quite as warm as normal during this time of year,” said Lori Madaus, the city’s aquatics supervisor.

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July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
This week’s best-selling fiction and non-fiction literature.
July 6, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Prosperity by James Cravens.
Somebody’s gaining on Spitz
Phelps wins 100 fly, locks up eight-race schedule for Games
July 6, 2008 in print edition on C2
Michael Phelps will get another shot at Mark Spitz’s Olympic record in Beijing.