Archive for Sunday, June 29, 2008

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KU Spirit Camp Territorial Days KGA Public Links Championship

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6:00 a.m.
Fred Gantz, left, Lecompton, and Ken Baker, Baldwin City, set up an antenna Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, as part of the Amateur Radio Club Field Day. Radio lovers test skills at 24-hour event
June 29, 2008 in print edition on 1B
A passion for radio communication inspired the Douglas County Amateur Radio Club members and others to dedicate 24 hours to their hobby this weekend. The club’s participation in the annual national American Radio Relay League Field Day at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, which began at noon Saturday and ends at noon today, is a multifaceted event.
2:00 p.m.
Brothers Terry Hittle and Randy Hittle fire antique guns into the sky Saturday in celebration of Historic Lecompton Territorial Days. Lecompton was the capital of Kansas Territory from 1855 to 1861. The celebration boasts historic celebrations and arts and crafts displays. History on parade in Lecompton
2:46 p.m., June 28, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
Georgia Perez was 3 years old when she was first introduced to the craft of beading by her grandmother. “I promised my grandmother I’d keep beadwork going,” the Westmoreland resident said. “I love going out to demonstrations and answering questions.” Perez set up her display of pine needle boxes, wampum belts, beaded buckles and earrings Saturday near Lecompton’s Constitution Hall, where several artists and craftsmen gave living history demonstrations.
6:00 p.m.
Various mascots carry off Emily Ellison during a performance practice Saturday at the KU Spirit Camp at Anschutz Sports Pavilion. Deaf cheerleaders bring new beat to KU camp
June 29, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Through the vibrations of a drum, six cheerleaders from the Kansas School for the Deaf commanded people’s attention at Kansas University’s Spirit Camp. “We can do everything except hear,” said Marie Qualls, 21, the head coach of the KSD team. Qualls, a 2005 graduate from the state school, decided to bring her team to KU’s camp for the first time this year.
10:00 p.m.
Jay Kennedy, left, and his son, Nick Kennedy, 6, hike out of the woods in Clinton Lake State Park during a geocaching adventure in this file photo from June 2008. Geocachers use GPS to search, with provided coordinates, for a hidden object - sort of a high-tech scavenger hunt. State parks cache in on trend
June 29, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Not all who wander are lost; they just might be on a hunt for hidden treasure. This summer, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks invites people to explore state parks while joining a popular and growing national hobby, an outdoor treasure-hunt game called geocaching. For the first time, the department is hosting a Geocaching State Park Contest, and challenging participants to find two caches in 29 state parks.

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Williams sisters ruling Wimbledon
Venus blasts 127 mph serve; Serena also on track to reach finals in England
June 29, 2008 in print edition on C2
One swing from completing her week’s work, Venus Williams toed the baseline, dribbled the ball, gave it a toss and delivered yet another thunderclap serve at sun-kissed Wimbledon.
Kansas City’s Lee makes Games
Central High graduate wins 100 at Olympic Trials
June 29, 2008 in print edition on C2
Kansas City native Muna Lee is headed to the Olympic Games … again.
June 29, 2008 in print edition on D3
A listing of this week’s best-selling fiction and non-fiction literature.
Cards rookie Boggs ends K.C.’s run
June 29, 2008 in print edition on C1
The deeper he gets into his first big-league season, the better Mitchell Boggs seems to pitch.
Crosswalk caution
Upgrading downtown crosswalks is just one step in increasing pedestrian safety.
June 29, 2008 in print edition on B6
The thing about pedestrian crosswalks is that they only work if both pedestrians and motorists pay attention to them.
June 29, 2008 in print edition on D3
Poet’s Showcase: Transformation by Stephanie Barrows.