Archive for Friday, July 11, 2008

Also from July 11

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Crumbling streets Moses Gunn Memorabilia
Podcasts
Polls
How would you rate the condition of roads in your neighborhood?

Poll results

Response Percent
Fair
 
35%
Good
 
29%
Dismal
 
21%
Excellent
 
13%
Total 428
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Chris Watkins, who will be a junior at Free State High School this fall, mows a yard in a Lawrence neighborhood Wednesday. Watkins mows about 20 yards a week for a summer job, but higher gas costs are eating into his earnings. Fuel costs cut into lawn business
July 10, 2008 in print edition on 11B
Chris Watkins has been mowing lawns for four years, and while his prices are steady, gas and oil costs are not. “It’s affected me quite a bit,” the 16-year-old Lawrence resident said. “Most of my yards are $20. You can’t raise prices in the middle of the season, so that hurts.”
10:00 a.m.
The dead end street of North 8th Street from Hickory St. to the end of the pavement is considered one of five the worst streets in Lawrence according to the city's own pavement condition index. The worst streets: City lists roads you don’t want to travel
July 11, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Here’s a sign that your street may be the worst in the city: It needs to be mowed. “Look, we have plants growing out of the street,” said Kendra Noll, as she pointed to the buckled and worn bricks underfoot. Such is life on the 1100 block of Pennsylvania Street, which can officially be proclaimed as the city street in the worst condition.
2:00 p.m.
John Staniunas, chair of Kansas University's department of theater and film, displays some of the posters of Moses Gunn that have been donated to the department by Gunn's widow, Gwen. Memorabilia from the 30-year acting career of the KU alumnus is now part of the department's collection. Gunn collection: KU to permanently house memorabilia from renowned character actor’s career
July 11, 2008 in print edition on 1C
He portrayed a Harlem crime boss in “Shaft,” a legendary civil rights leader in “Ragtime” and a mystical envoy in “The NeverEnding Story.” He earned an Emmy nomination for his work as an African chief in TV’s “Roots.” He even joined the cast of the sitcom “Good Times.” Moses Gunn played a lot of roles. And consequently, he accumulated a lot of stuff.
5:30 p.m.
Kansas' Sherron Collins scoops the ball under the basket against Loyola in the second half on Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at Allen Fieldhouse. DA decides not to file charges against Sherron Collins
5:07 p.m., July 11, 2008 Updated 6:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson declined to file criminal charges against Sherron Collins for a May 2007 incident reported to have occurred in Jayhawk Towers at the University of Kansas.

All stories

Rec calendar
July 11, 2008 in print edition on B6
Local sports
Reconsideration
An Air Force blunder, which fortunately was discovered, has led to the rebidding of a project that may keep many dollars in America.
July 11, 2008 in print edition on A10
There is encouragement in the fact that Boeing Co. and Northrop Grumman Corp. are going to submit new bids for a controversial Air Force tanker contract. The Pentagon is scheduled to make a decision on the successful bidder by the end of this year.