Archive for Saturday, June 28, 2008

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12:00 a.m.
Bruce Springsteen Some concert tickets are tough to score
June 27, 2008 in print edition on 1A
These days, scoring tickets to major concerts often requires you to click on a Web site at just the right time.
9:00 a.m.
Members of the Lawrence Youth Ensemble rehearse "A Midsummer Night's Dream" on Thursday at South Park. The ensemble performed Friday night and will perform tonight at South Park. Free theater camp gives teens something new to do
June 28, 2008 in print edition on 1B
On a warm summer Friday night,nine Lawrence youths performed Shakespeare in South Park. If the group hadn’t spent the last few weeks practicing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and being engaged by volunteers who created the Lawrence Youth Ensemble, a new free theater camp for youth, many of them said they were likely to instead be walking downtown, sleeping or on Facebook, a social networking Web site.
2:00 p.m.
Richard Rose, from left, a retired Lawrence police officer, and LaDonna Laing, a retired chief secretary of the Lawrence Police Department, chat with Capt. Dave Cobb during his retirement party Friday at Maceli's, 1031 N.H. Cobb is retiring after 33 years of working for the police force. Lawrence police captain retiring
June 28, 2008 in print edition on 3B
When outgoing police Capt. Dave Cobb, first started patrolling the streets of Lawrence, it was a whole different time and place. “There were six patrol cars, that’s all we had,” Cobb said, as he recalled his 33-year career. “We didn’t even have handi-talkies. We had one big radio that looked like a phone you could check out.”
10:00 p.m.
Brad Stevenson, Ottawa, is raising red wiggler worms to produce worm castings and worm castings "tea" to sell at the Lawrence Farmers' Market. The castings and tea are used as a fertilizer for plants. Can of worms: Ottawa resident farms unique fertilizer
June 28, 2008 in print edition on 1D
Brad Stevenson’s worms have it better than most people. The worm farmer’s red wigglers live in a brand-new air-conditioned building, are fed a never-ending buffet, and their only job is to poop. Their poop, or castings, is valuable, powerful organic fertilizer, and Stevenson sells it each Saturday at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market.

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Sheriff’s deputy killed in auto accident
Sheriff’s deputy killed while riding bike
04:02 p.m., June 28, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A1
Lt. David K. Dillon, 44, of Eudora, died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle.
Casinos cleared
Friday’s Kansas Supreme Court ruling is good news for the state officials who depended on casino revenue to balance the coming year’s budget.
June 28, 2008 in print edition on B6
Kansas legislators and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius likely are breathing a sigh of relief following Friday’s announcement that the Kansas Supreme Court had upheld the state’s expanded gambling law.
Major League Roundup: Mets, Yanks divide twinbill
Delgado drives in nine in opener; Ponson shines
June 28, 2008 in print edition on C4
Scores from around the league.