Archive for Friday, July 18, 2008

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12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
John McCain delivers a message about energy and foreign policy during a town hall meeting at Union Station in downtown Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday.  More than 900 people attended the standing-room-only meeting, which was open to the public. McCain stresses energy policy in Kansas City visit
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain stressed a gasoline tax holiday, his support for the military surge in Iraq and veterans health care during a town hall discussion today at Union Station.
10:00 a.m.
Mike Craig, of Vinland, works inside his John Deere combine among the wheat fields during 90-degree weather. Although the Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service predicted the state's wheat production to be 29 percent higher than last year's crop, Douglas County has seen a decrease in wheat production from extreme wet weather that has caused disease within the crop. Douglas County marks mediocre wheat crop
July 18, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The wheat harvest is over in the Douglas County area, and the results were unimpressive at best, farmers and agriculture experts said. “It wasn’t that great,” said Bill Wood, agricultural agent for K-State Research & Extension in Douglas County. Extreme wet weather last fall and again last spring was the culprit.
2:00 p.m.
Gaea retreat: Music, environmental awareness, spirituality collide in new festival
July 18, 2008 in print edition on 1C
When Chris Yager decided to launch a music festival, he experienced a rude awakening. He proposed the idea to Earth Rising Inc., a group that owns Camp Gaea, a 168-acre spiritual retreat center 10 miles north of Tonganoxie. Yager hoped to stage his festival at the scenic, isolated sanctuary that once functioned as a church camp.

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Rough all-around
Mediate shares lead in sloppy conditions
July 18, 2008 in print edition on B1
From sunny San Diego to bleak and blustery Royal Birkdale, the expression on Rocco Mediate’s face didn’t change.