Archive for Sunday, July 13, 2008

Also from July 13

On the street
Photo galleries
Wave the Wheat swim meet, day 3 LAGA Big Event golf tournament

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A car passes Thursday afternoon in the westbound lanes of the Kansas Turnpike at the West Lawrence interchange. Half of the overpass has been taken down. Turnpike to test fall traffic
July 13, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Tests will start early for Kansas University students arriving in August for the fall semester. Not only will they be tested but so will the parents who bring them, the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the university. That’s when the effect of a monthslong public information campaign about turnpike construction will become known.
10:00 a.m.
Thieves thrive on technology advances
July 13, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Criminals get more bold. Tactics appear more credible. Targets face an increasing number of attacks from an ever-expanding lineup of fraud-susceptible avenues. Potential losses continue to mount. Identity theft this year will strike more than 9 million Americans, according to the Federal Trade Commission. It comes in the form of fraudulent use of someone’s personal information - such as a Social Security or credit card numbers - to steal their money.
2:00 p.m.
Brandon and Jody White are shown in the sanctuary of Heartland Community Church, 619 Vt., where Brandon works as the youth pastor. Brandon recently had his right leg removed because of bone cancer. Healing touch: Lawrence church rallies around youth pastor with cancer
July 12, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Playing basketball a few months ago, Brandon White ended up with a searing pain in his upper right leg. Today, the pain’s gone. But so is his leg. White, 28, the youth pastor at Heartland Community Church, had the leg amputated July 1 after a cancerous tumor was discovered in his femur.
4:00 p.m.
Signs are posted on the door of to emphasize that the T-shirts are not licensed by Kansas Athletics Inc. Store owner Larry Sinks is headed to federal court to defend himself and his store from a suit by Kansas Athletics. The department wants Sinks to stop printing Kansas-related designs on blue T-shirts. T-shirt trial stretches with complexities
July 13, 2008 in print edition on 1B
A federal jury must weigh complex legal issues and hundreds of pieces of evidence in a lawsuit pitting Kansas University against a Lawrence T-shirt seller.
10:00 p.m.
From left, shoppers Kristen Dexter, Nan Wang, Kortney Stubbs, Carrie Ottens, and Angela Jepson peruse a sale rack outside Maurices, 739 Massachusetts, in this file photo. Carnival of bargains’ to hit downtown
July 13, 2008 in print edition on 3A
If you’ve been waiting for Thursday’s downtown Sidewalk Sale, here’s some sage advice, courtesy of Dan Hughes, president of Downtown Lawrence Inc. “Arrive early, and bring lots of water and your walking shoes,” said Hughes, owner of Sunflower Outdoor & Bike Shop, 802 Mass. The annual event lasts from sunup until sundown on Thursday, and organizers expect tens of thousands of people to hunt for discounts.

All stories

Man with a plan: Pickens wants to light a fire under politicians
Energy tycoon thinks we can cut our dependence on foreign oil by immediately investing in wind, natural gas
July 13, 2008 in print edition on E1
When a guy heavily invested in natural gas and wind power says the answer to the nation’s energy woes is natural gas and wind power, it’s hard not to smirk at his Texas-size gumption. But let’s not be hasty.
Poet’s showcase
July 13, 2008 in print edition on D3
“The Mentor” by John Clifford
Busch passes Johnson late
Sprint Cup points leader tallies 14th victory
July 13, 2008 in print edition on C8
Kyle Busch passed Jimmie Johnson after a restart on the next-to-last lap Saturday night to win his seventh NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race of the season.
Hargrove makes return to baseball in Liberal
Former Mariners manager living in basement to stay in the game
July 13, 2008 in print edition on C5
Mike Hargrove is sitting in the dugout of the Liberal Bee Jays, in uniform, in charge and back in baseball.