Archive for Sunday, June 15, 2008

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Chautauqua: The historical figures Chautauqua: The characters Anderson Family Football Complex Bill Self's Kansas basketball Parent-child Camp

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Martin Shupert, director of Jayhawk Home Daycare, builds a tower of blocks with Da Ming Zhang, 3. Shupert, a father of two, has been running the day care in his home for nearly five years. Full-time dads find abundant rewards
June 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
At a community music class with their children, Dave Kennicott was told by another full-time father that dads like them are like unicorns in a forest -you hear about them, but you don’t often see them. The most likely place for the stay-at-home or full-time dads to see other adults is at a grocery store. That’s where Kennicott, 39, receives stares or even compliments about what a good job he’s doing as a dad of three children all under age 5.
6:00 a.m.
Kyle Sanders, of Chicago, does sit-ups during a Navy SEAL physical prowess course Saturday at the Ironman 70.3 Kansas rally point at Ninth and New Hampshire streets. Sanders said he isn't competing in the Ironman race today, but he would like to compete in a sprint triathlon one day. Ironman day has arrived
June 15, 2008 in print edition on 1B
The action is at Clinton Lake today. More than 4,000 spectators are expected to descend on Clinton Lake State Park this morning for Ironman 70.3 Kansas, a triathlon involving more than 1,000 athletes. Tom Ziebart, co-director of the race, said spectators should head toward the water for the best view.
10:00 a.m.
Doug Watson as Will Rogers History channeled
June 15, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Frankly, it’s hard to tell when Doug Watson is Doug Watson, and when he is Will Rogers. Watson’s authentic Oklahoma accent, his head topped with Rogers’ trademark brimmed hat, makes a dead ringer for the famous Sooner humorist and social commentator. It’s been that way for more than 15 years. But this isn’t just theater. Watson is a history professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, and he knows Rogers’ life and quotes inside and out.
4:00 p.m.
Jim Neis and his brothers, Dale Neis and Stan Neis, both not pictured, are facing mounting troubles on their farm south of Eudora because of heavy rains. Jim Neis said they originally got behind in planting because of all the snow this winter and spring made it hard to spread fertilizer. Now, all the rain has delayed their crop planting by a month. Too much water
June 15, 2008 in print edition on 1A
It’s a dilemma for farmers. Rain is necessary to grow crops, but the heavy rainfall this season is crippling the region’s corn, soybean and wheat crops. Farmers were delayed by about a month in planting corn; some soybean planting hasn’t started, and the lack of dry weather means this year’s wheat crop is in danger. Even fescue and alfalfa have suffered.

All stories

Ironman Kansas challenges top athletes
Bozzone wins male race, McGlone takes female title
09:57 a.m., June 15, 2008 Updated 04:03 p.m.
Competitors for Ironman Kansas, a 70.3-mile triathlon in Douglas County are on the course.
Lakers trying not to look back
L.A. faces elimination tonight
June 15, 2008 in print edition on C7
Saturday’s headlines screamed the historic significance of the Lakers’ shocking meltdown.
June 15, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling fiction and non-fiction literature.
Royals crush D’backs, 12-3
June 15, 2008 in print edition on C5
When rookie Mike Aviles arrived at Chase Field on Saturday, he had nine major league hits.