Archive for Sunday, June 1, 2008

Also from June 1

On the street
Photo galleries
Friends and Neighbors, June 2008 Dyche Hall

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
From left, Phyllis Wilson, Lawrence, and her daughters Raejaan Spicer, 11, and Raemona Spicer, 10, sing and dance along to a song by Dino O'Dell and the Veloci-Rappers on Saturday outside the Lawrence Public Library. The library kicked of its summer reading programs with various activities, including the band, a K.C. Zoo Zoomobile and crafts. Library bugs out for kids to read
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Bugs and children took over the Lawrence Public Library for a couple of hours Saturday afternoon. Hissing cockroaches, giant African millipedes and scorpions from the Kansas City Zoo were just a few of the bugs on display for children to see and in some cases touch. The display was in keeping with the theme for this year’s library summer reading program for children called “Catch the Reading Bug.”
6:00 a.m.
Kerry Altenbernd, right, guides a tour Saturday  through the Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park during the battle's 152nd anniversary. The anniversary commemorates the Battle of Black Jack, which occurred June 2, 1856. Civil War’s beginnings relived at Black Jack
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1B
On what Kerry Altenbernd calls sacred ground, the beginnings of the U.S. Civil War can be relived. Just southeast of Baldwin City, tucked in what has become a groomed meadow, Altenbernd led a group of about 20 people through the historic site of the 1856 Battle of Black Jack, a fight between free-state and pro-slavery forces.
12:00 p.m.
Elizabeth Weeks and Mike Vickers, both of Lawrence, are relay teammates in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas. Weeks will compete in the running portion, a half-marathon, while Vickers will compete in the cycling portion, a 56-mile bike ride through rural Douglas County. The Lawrence event, slated for June 15, is one of few in the Ironman program that permit relays. Proving their mettle
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Mike Vickers knows how to ride a bike. Elizabeth Weeks can run a mile or two. Now, if the two Lawrence residents can just find someone who wouldn’t mind jumping into Clinton Lake and paddling, kicking and elbowing his or her way through hundreds of other swimmers to give them a chance to relay their way toward the finish in the upcoming Ironman 70.3 Kansas.
4:00 p.m.
Jeff Young, shown with his wife, Abby Young, got to hold KU's 2008 National Championship basketball trophy recently. Jeff Young, 31, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Terminally ill man hopes others learn from his tragedy
June 1, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Jeff Young thought he had a bad case of food poisoning. Instead, he ended up in a fight for his life. “You never know what’s going to happen,” the 31-year-old Lawrence resident said. “That morning I felt fine. I wanted to go play golf, and by that afternoon I was in the hospital.” Young, then 28, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer, a disease that’s rare for someone his age.

All stories

June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
The best-selling fiction and non-fiction books for this week.
Walking with a bed
June 1, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Walking with a bed by Sandra Gail Teichmann
Defiant Londoners party on subway
Alcohol banned on Tube for first time starting today
June 1, 2008 in print edition on A5
Pete Duffell stood on the subway platform late Saturday, swigging a cold beer and ready to party.
Streak going, going …
Gone! Royals end 12-game skid, 4-2 vs. Cleveland
June 1, 2008 in print edition on C1
It took a guy who’d been in the minors all year beating a reigning Cy Young winner for the Kansas City Royals finally to shake loose of their long, demoralizing losing streak.