Archive for Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Also from July 16

Audio clips
On the street
Photo galleries
Joe-College shirt verdicts
What's your favorite attraction at the Douglas County Fair?

Poll results

Response Percent
The demolition derby
The animals
The food
The exhibits
The tractor pull
The music
Total 347

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Douglas County Election workers Julie Ybarra, left, and Robyn Tackett assemble voting materials Tuesday at the County Courthouse, 11th and Massachusetts streets. Advance primary voting begins today in county
July 16, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County’s chief elections officer is optimistic that several contested races in the Aug. 5 primary election will boost voter turnout. Advance voting begins today at the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Mass. The county’s turnout was 12 percent during the 2006 primary. But a GOP showdown is in store between former Congressman Jim Ryun and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins and two party primaries in each Douglas County Commission race might draw more people to the polls, said Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew.
10:00 a.m.
Galen Peters, of Lawrence, shows a customer the difference between two types of sweet corn at a recent Lawrence Farmers' Market. Farmers say corn is best shortly after it's picked. Short but sweet: Growing season cut by wet summer, but sweet corn makes its annual return
July 16, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Sweet corn - it is the taste of summer. Its appearance signals the true beginning of the nostalgic happenings of the season - backyard barbecues, pool parties and 90-degree heat. Its disappearance by mid-August means it’s time for the kids to go back-to-school shopping and cooler weather is around the corner.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas coach Mark Mangino holds aloft an orange as KU athletic director Lew Perkins, right, looks on. Kansas football coach Mark Mangino signs contract extension
July 15, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University football coach Mark Mangino, the 2007 consensus national coach of the year after leading the Jayhawks to a 12-1 record, signed a contract amendment Tuesday that will pay him $2.3 million a year through 2012, an increase of $800,000 from his previous deal.

All stories

A split decision
The gray area left by Monday’s verdict concerning disputed T-shirts leaves plenty of room for future conflict.
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
It’s a little hard to tell who the winner was in Monday’s verdict concerning T-shirts made and sold by, a store in downtown Lawrence.
A long goodbye in New York
Final All-Star game at Yankee Stadium is marathon
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
Baseball’s All-Stars came to say goodbye to Yankee Stadium - and what a long, long goodbye it was.