Archive for Monday, July 28, 2008

Also from July 28

Births
Blog entries
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
 60-year-old mail Stick Horse Riders
Podcasts
Polls
Have you ever gone Dumpster diving?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
58%
No.
 
41%
Total 598
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Stick-horse riders, from left, Mary Kate, 4, and Will Shultz, 6, both of Lawrence, and Sean Wunder, 3, of Berryton, trot around the arena during a children's event at the Douglas County Fair's open horse show Sunday at the fairgrounds. Stick horses a hit with fair crowd
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 3A
About 40 riders mounted their horses Sunday to compete in an open show during the Douglas County Fair. The show was smaller than last year, but organizers C.B. and Gretchen Brumm weren’t surprised. “We kind of expected it to be down a little bit with the economy, plus the heat,” Gretchen said. “But it’s still a really good turnout.”
6:00 a.m.
Graphic artists Anie Buckmelter, left, and Julie Ward work on lettering on a sign for Harris Park in Lee Summit, Mo., last week at Star Signs, 801 E. Ninth St. in Lawrence. Star Signs recently agreed to create and install signs as part of renovations at Kauffman Stadium, the home of the Kansas City Royals. Star Signs products to get Royal treatment
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A Lawrence sign company is breaking into the big leagues with a big-time contract. Star Signs, 801 E. Ninth St., reached a deal this month to create and install signs as part of renovations and upgrades at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
10:00 a.m.
Professional Treatment Services clinical director Duane Oldering and counselor Kendall Heiman will soon be expanding their facilities to offer an Adolescent Treatment Program. The new service will be for adolescents ages 14 through 17 who are experiencing substance use related problems. The center is located at 3205 Clinton Parkway. Substance abuse a growing concern
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Marijuana and alcohol use among adolescents is a growing concern in Douglas County. Binge drinking by youths is higher in Douglas County than the statewide average, according to the 2008 Kids Count survey. About 80 percent of the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services treatment admissions in Douglas County last year were for marijuana use, followed by alcohol.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission Candidate Clenece Hills chats about primary election
July 28, 2008
Clenece Hills, a Democrat, is running for Douglas County Commission in the Third District.
11:00 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission Candidate Clenece Hills chats about primary election
July 28, 2008
Clenece Hills, a Democrat, is running for Douglas County Commission in the Third District.
12:30 p.m.
Yuri Zupancic, of Lawrence, searches through a Dumpster to see what sort of second-hand treasure he can find Sunday in the 1100 block between Massachusetts and Vermont streets. Dumpster divers’ strike gold in alleys
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence’s alleys were almost as busy as the streets Sunday as renters - preparing for the end of their leases - unloaded their apartments. Piles of discarded furniture, appliances and home goods filled trash bins and attracted people on the hunt for finds. “It is the best day of the year for people who want free stuff,” said Amy Wilhelm, a KU student who found a cruiser bicycle and was loading it into a car Sunday.
6:00 p.m.
Brendan Lynch, who works for University Relations at KU, leaves work recently for a bicycle ride home. Lynch has been commuting to work by bike for 10 years. Nontraditional commute: Biking to work both cost-effective and eco-friendly
July 28, 2008
Call Brendan Lynch a trendsetter. For the past 10 years, Lynch has biked to work. He’s done it in Boston and in Lawrence. On cold days and hot ones. Had flat rides and steep ones.
10:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Xan Wedel received a return-to-sender letter on Friday that was sent by Gertrude Gilmore, a previous resident of Wedel's home at 700 Ohio. The letter had been mailed in 1948. Wedel is considering framing the letter, which mentions events both personal and historic, such as Harry S. Truman's presidential victory. Letter from the 1940s lands in local mailbox - 60 years after sent
July 28, 2008 in print edition on 1A
A letter that a Lawrence woman received last week gives new meaning to “It got lost in the mail.” Xan Wedel opened her mailbox Friday and found a letter postmarked Nov. 11, 1948. It was sent from her home at 700 Ohio that year by Gertrude Gilmore, who lived there at the time.

All stories

Attorney general’s office warns of new credit card scam
Credit card scam trolls for information: Douglas County resident among those contacted by con artists
July 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Kansas attorney general’s office has issued a warning about a recent credit card scam.
Wind power generates new job opportunities
Across nation, community colleges stepping up to train technicians
July 28, 2008 in print edition on B7
With wind turbine towers popping up on the U.S. landscape at a rate of almost 10 per day, the need for people to maintain and repair them is reaching the critical point.
Olympic taint
Even athletes who compete drug-free are tainted by the presence of performance-enhancing drugs in Olympic competition.
July 28, 2008 in print edition on A7
The runner hits the finish line, hands raised in triumph. The swimmer touches the pool’s edge in record time. The pole vaulter twists, turns and clears the bar to win the gold.