Archive for Thursday, July 17, 2008

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Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
John McCain in Kansas City Scenes from the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Raiders vs. Barnstormers
Podcasts
Polls
Should the Kansas Board of Regents consider imposing specific criteria for entering a regents university?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
66%
No.
 
25%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 318
Videos

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Close to home: High-profile cases affect community
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In the first 15 days of this month, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a semitrailer; a scooter driver was killed in a crash with a city bus; a man was struck and killed by a train; and a Kansas University student was killed in her ex-boyfriend’s home. The deaths all happened in Lawrence. June was just as deadly across the county. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was struck and killed on his bicycle west of Eudora; a motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Lone Star Lake; and two men were killed during a robbery attempt in Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Paul Bahnmaier, Re-enactor and president of the Lecompton Historical Society, gives a tour of Constitution Hall to a group of educators from across the country Wednesday in Lecompton. The group descended on the town for a history lesson during a weeklong tour of Border War sites in Kansas and Missouri. Teachers take in Civil War history
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The way Janise Mitchell sees it, there were two Civil Wars. The first one was between Kansas and Missouri. Then there was the big one that engulfed the country. “Before you had the big Civil War, you had the little one that was fought right here,” the Brooklyn, N.Y., middle school teacher said as she looked around Constitution Hall in Lecompton.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate David Brown chats about primary election
July 17, 2008
David Brown is a Republican candidate for 2nd District Douglas County commissioner.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate David Brown chats about primary election
July 17, 2008
David Brown is a Republican candidate for 2nd District Douglas County commissioner.
11:30 a.m.
Ian Legler, an employee at the Joe-College.com store in the 700 block of Massachusetts, works on phone orders last week as the store battled Kansas University's claim of copyright infringement. As he filled orders, he had to tell customers not all orders could be filled pending the verdict. On Monday, the jury gave KU a partial victory, but attorneys for Joe-College.com said the verdict would allow the store to remain open. Verdict doesn’t make clear why some shirts OK
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 4A
“KUnfusing.” The jury’s verdict in Kansas University’s trademark infringement lawsuit was filed Wednesday, and it did little to clear up why the eight-member panel ruled against certain T-shirts sold by Joe-College.com and allowed others.
2:00 p.m.
Long lines of shoppers form in front of two cash registers outside Urban Outfitters, for the Sidewalk Sale Thursday from sunrise to sundown. Thousands of shoppers swarmed downtown. Sidewalk Sale: Girl Scouts sell lemonade to fight childhood cancer
6:57 a.m., July 17, 2008 Updated 3:49 p.m.
Downtown has been a hive of activity all day and some stores are already reporting big improvements in business this years - the first without construction.
10:00 p.m.
Don Gardner, center, known as Red Dog, catches up with friends Thursday during the Red Dog's Dog Days 25-year celebration at Abe and Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Gardner started his summer fitness program with a small group of high school students 25 years ago. On his left is Jeff Hatfield, a 1987 Lawrence High School graduate, who was a student in Gardener's first Dog Days workout. Workout program celebrates 25th year
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Twenty-five years ago, Jeff Hatfield learned the importance of punctuality, physical endurance and discipline from one of his toughest and favorite coaches, Don “Red Dog” Gardner. Hatfield, 39, was one of the six Lawrence High School football players who participated in Gardner’s original fitness program for youth. Thursday night, Hatfield sat in his car and watched as dozens of people filed into Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., to help Gardner celebrate the 25th anniversary of his popular community workout program.

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Wise investment
No item on the city budget goes without scrutiny in these tight economic times, but the city is right not to put off an important water system improvement.
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Even though it will involve slightly higher water bills for Lawrence residents, the Lawrence City Commission’s decision to move ahead with an important infrastructure improvement is a good call.
Defending champ’s status unclear
Harrington says it’s 50-50 he’ll finish British first round
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Nearly any other week, Padraig Harrington would already be home.