Archive for Monday, July 21, 2008

Also from July 21

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Midwest Mayhem Triathlon John Hadl
Podcasts
Polls
What's your favorite way to beat the heat?

Poll results

Response Percent
Stay home with the AC cranked up
 
56%
Enjoy water activities
 
23%
Enjoy cold food and/or drinks
 
7%
Travel to a cooler climate
 
6%
Go shopping or to a movie theater or other air-conditioned locale.
 
5%
Total 462
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Free State Fly Fishers member Tom Hay, Lawrence, and other members hoist pipe-bucket-trees Saturday from a pontoon boat into Douglas County State Lake. The state's wildlife and parks department and the club dropped about 70 buckets to help rebuild the lake's ecosystem. Club turns trash into fish habitat
July 19, 2008 in print edition on 1B
With PVC pipes and buckets as their building blocks, members of Free State Fly Fishers are helping to build a thriving underwater city at Douglas County State Lake.
10:00 a.m.
Ben Wilson, of Lawrence, greets Mary "Grandma" Green with a hug Sunday at Green's 80th birthday celebration at 663 E. 1300 Road. For years, Green has cooked Sunday dinner for her nine children, their children and many of their friends, like Wilson. "I've been coming to the Sunday dinners since I can't even remember," Wilson said. Grandma gets special 80th birthday dinner
July 21, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Few families look forward to dinner with as much fervor as the Greens. Each Sunday at 6 p.m., Mary Green opens up her home to many of her nine children. Those children bring spouses and more kids, who bring friends, who bring more friends. They have eaten together, Sunday after Sunday, for more years than anyone can count.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate John Tacha chats about primary election
July 21, 2008
John Tacha is a Republican running for Douglas County Commission in the 3rd District.
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
12:00 p.m.
Heard on the Hill
Time magazine cites Perkins as among best sports executives
Posted July 21, 2008
Time Magazine is asking readers to rank the 35 [best and worst sports executives of 2008][1].And guess who's the only college sports administrator to make ...
2:00 p.m.
Holly Vesecky, 7, hangs on a fence gate while her father William Vesecky, Vinland, brings her calf Butterscotch in from the pasture so she can work with the calf in preparation for the fair. Holly, a member of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club, will compete in several events at the Douglas County Fair with her bucket calf, flowers, pig, duck, chicken and rabbits. This will be her first participation in the annual fair. Fair’s lessons worth more than rising costs
July 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Tucker Gabriel has received an economics lesson this year along with his main 4-H project. The 10-year-old Eudora boy has watched the sticker shock set in as the cost to feed his market steer that he plans to show at the Douglas County Fair (Friday through Aug. 3) has increased.
5:30 p.m.
Students walk the KU campus near Jayhawk Blvd. Thursday, August 16, 2007, on the first day of classes. State asks universities to prepare for budget cuts of 7 percent over two years
5:21 p.m., July 21, 2008 Updated 7:45 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Kansas University is staring down the barrel of “painful” staff cuts and program eliminations. Provost Richard Lariviere announced late Monday that the state has asked regents universities to cut budgets by up to 7 percent during the next two years.
10:00 p.m.
Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins chews on a cigar after the KU men’s basketball team beat Texas in this file photo from March 3, 2007, at Allen Fieldhouse. Perkins abruptly retired on Tuesday, a year ahead of his announced retirement. Perkins only collegiate official on Time’s list of best and worst athletic executives
July 21, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Time magazine readers have ranked Kansas University Athletics Director Lew Perkins among the top 10 sports executives in the world.

All stories

Admissions bar
Kansas’ detailed statute on qualified admissions isn’t serving the state well.
July 21, 2008 in print edition on A7
More and more, the nation’s most successful colleges and universities are those that can respond quickly to changing circumstances and demands.