Archive for Friday, June 20, 2008

Also from June 20

Audio clips
Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Jayhawk Motel Incident What they found Ascot's Ladies Day
Podcasts
Polls
Have you made your summer vacation plans yet?

Poll results

Response Percent
I can’t afford to take a vacation this summer.
 
50%
Yes.
 
28%
I’m saving my vacation for another time during the year.
 
9%
No.
 
7%
I don’t need a vacation.
 
3%
Total 1218
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kansas University senior Robert Knapp, of Houston, from left, Katlyn Sullivan, Lawrence, and Shannon Sullivan, a KU senior from Ottawa, sit Thursday along the Kansas River as water rushes over the Bowersock Dam. Kaw remains under flood stage
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Flooding is happening throughout the Midwest, but the Kansas River is under control for now. The Kaw is just under 14 feet, about 4 feet from flood stage, according to Douglas County Emergency Management, which is monitoring the river daily. Flooding here isn’t imminent.
6:00 a.m.
Using dusting brushes, these young detectives were trying to lift fingerprints from Plexiglas panes Thursday during a Forensics Science Lab program at the Shawnee Civic Center, offered through the Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department. The investigators are, from left, Hannah Rust, Halie Rust, Jacob Paxton and Zack Cleaver. Kids put sleuthing skills to test
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 5A
The students ducked under the police tape and entered the scene of a bloody homicide. Then, Lyndon Rabe, of Shawnee, did the unthinkable - he leaned forward and put his hands on the table in front of him. “You know what you just did?” Sgt. Steve McCorkill chided the sixth-grader. “You left evidence. What if that was the only place the killer touched?” This was why police officers had a rule about keeping their hands in their pockets at a crime scene, McCorkill explained.
10:30 a.m.
History event draws tourists
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 3A
As Chautauqua gets into full swing, organizers were happy to note that the event has turned Lawrence into a tourist destination. At the Lawrence Visitor Information Center Thursday, visitors from Johnson County, Topeka, and as far as Chicago and Lincoln, Neb., were in attendance. It’s helping the Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau attract people from out of town, while educating people of all ages about the hard times of the 1930s.
2:00 p.m.
Getting Kinky: Songwriter, novelist and political candidate Friedman not one to blow smoke
June 20, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Kinky Friedman is probably more comfortable holding a cigar in his hand than he is a guitar or microphone. “I smoke eight to 10 a day, and I hope to live forever,” Friedman says. Even so, the iconic Texan can’t quite recall the first time he ever puffed on a cigar. “I forgot the first half of my life,” he admits. “But I would bet it was a King Edward or a rum Crooks in high school.”

All stories

Crossings
Pedestrians in busy traffic areas may be careless, so those driving motor vehicles need to be even more alert.
June 20, 2008 in print edition on A10
Pedestrians are supposed to have the right-of-way in traffic areas, but it’s an unwise individual who tests that notion too hard or too often.
Major League Roundup: Royals complete sweep
Greinke pitches K.C. past St. Louis in series finale
June 20, 2008 in print edition on B4
Somehow, the AL Central’s last-place team is also one of the best in interleague play.