Archive for Monday, June 23, 2008

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Keith Middlemas courthouse stone carver Riders gallop into town for horse show

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12:00 a.m.
Amy Clark, left, and Angela Evans, both of Lawrence, check out the art for auction Saturday at the fifth annual Van Go Mobile Arts What Floats Your Boat fundraiser at Clinton Lake Marina. Hundreds turn out for Van Go art auction
June 22, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Saturday’s fifth annual Van Go Mobile Arts What Floats Your Boat fundraiser at Clinton Lake Marina came together with what keeps Van Go afloat daily: community effort.
6:00 a.m.
Stone carver Keith Middlemas, Oskaloosa, sculpts Wednesday, June 4, 2008, on a 300-pound piece of cottonwood limestone, one of four new finials that will replace deteriorating ones on the clock tower at the Douglas County Courthouse. The project is part of a multi-year courthouse restoration effort that began in late 2007. Lawrence artist Laura Ramberg is also working on stone pieces for the courthouse. Artists’ legacies are set in stone
June 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Keith Middlemas starts by fashioning a nuclear cooling tower, then turns the top of it into a section of an orange. At least that’s how the 61-year-old stone carver describes some of the early steps he takes in making a new finial for the roof of the Douglas County Courthouse.
1:00 p.m.

Traffic speeds along Iowa Street near 15th Street during rush hour. Despite higher gasoline prices, drivers aren't yet making many changes in their driving habits. Although rising fuel prices can boost ridership, Cliff Galante of the Lawrence Transit System says it's "a double-edged sword for the public transportation industry." Rising fuel prices make it difficult to keep the public transportation fleet running on budget. County must meet stricter ozone standards
June 23, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Health officials are on alert, as the air quality in the Lawrence area flirts with a new ozone standard that could have significant economic consequences for Douglas County if breached. In March, the Environmental Protection Agency lowered the national smog standards to a level that the Lawrence area, historically, has barely met, according to health leaders.
4:00 p.m.
David Classen-Wilson, left, and Cameron Partee, 9, both of Lawrence, talk in between handing out desserts Sunday during the Real Men Cook fundraiser for the Lawrence NAACP at Steve's Place, 1388 N. 1293 Road. Men show off their cooking skills for fundraiser
7:59 p.m., June 22, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 3A
Chicken enchilada casserole and sweet potato cheesecake were among dishes in the running for the top prize in today’s Real Men Cook contest. “It’s a twist on the cooking competitions that we normally see,” organizer Donna Bell said of the all-men cooking competition. “These men are eager and happy to show off their culinary skills.”
10:00 p.m.
Kansas' Darrell Arthur greets thousands of fans during a parade for the National Champion Jayhawks on Sunday, April 13, 2008 in downtown Lawrence, Kan. ESPN names Lawrence a ‘TitleTown USA’ finalist
5:07 p.m., June 23, 2008 Updated 11:48 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Can Lawrence compete with the likes of Boston, Los Angeles and Detroit? What about Ann Arbor, Mich., Williamsport, Pa., and Valdosta, Ga.? ESPN thinks it can, and to prove it, the sports network today named Lawrence a finalist in its “TitleTown USA” competition, which seeks to name the country’s top championship city.

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Floods to increase food prices
Record corn prices mean higher meat, dairy costs
June 23, 2008 in print edition on C10
Raging Midwest floodwaters that swallowed crops and sent corn and soybean prices soaring are about to give consumers more grief at the grocery store.