Archive for Monday, June 30, 2008

Also from June 30

On the street
Photo galleries
KGA Public Links Championship day 2

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Tim Hjersted, of Lawrence, formed a local group, the Lawrence Peak Oil Action Committee, to urge the city to take action to stem the potential economic effects as the demand for oil outpaces its supply, a concept known as Peak Oil. As a result, he's enthusiastic about neighborhood markets, like the Eastside People's Market, 409 E. 12th St. He also encourages people to ride bikes as much as possible. Moving beyond oil
June 30, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Imagine the day when your vehicle’s odometer becomes a tax meter - the more you drive, the more you pay in taxes. When you do drive, you’ll be greeted by more toll stations. And when you stop, you’ll be greeted by more parking meters. Along the way you’ll notice roofs with solar panels, yards with vegetable gardens, construction crews building bike paths instead of roads, and perhaps even large warehouses stuffed with massive amounts of food to deal with an energy emergency that hovers on the horizon.
10:00 a.m.
Blake Phillips, who will be a second-grader at Tonganoxie Elementary School in the fall, read 700 books as a first-grader. First-grader reached 700 book mark
June 30, 2008 in print edition on 3A
Blake Phillips’ favorite book is “Ricky Ricotta’s Giant Robot.” That might be a fitting favorite, considering Blake’s reading abilities border on the superhuman. Blake, who will be a second-grader this fall at Tonganoxie Elementary School, read a whopping 700 books during first grade.
2:00 p.m.
Shanxi Upsdell, left, greets schoolchildren May 30 at Kimbo Primary School in a rural area of Kenya, about 200 miles from Nairobi. The Lawrence-based organization Teach My Kenyan Children has a partnership with three Kenyan primary schools  - Ngurumo, Kambi and Thirikwa primary schools - and is considering a fourth partnership with Kimbo. Kenyan kinship: Lawrence resident makes connections during African trip
June 30, 2008 in print edition on 1C
Until two years ago, Kenya ranked about as high on my to-see list as Antarctica - it was possible, but I didn’t know why I’d go there. I had no connection to Africa. That’s unusual, considering my journeys through Europe, Australia and Asia along my way to U.S. citizenship. Africa, however, remained a foreign place until my junior year at Kansas University, setting the framework for my first adventure as a KU alumna.

All stories

K.C. bowled over
LaRue helps Cards hold on for victory
June 30, 2008 in print edition on B1
The sun, the wind and Jason LaRue’s stocky body proved too much for Kansas City to overcome.
Commentary: Shaq starting to ruin his good name
O’Neal needs to take old coach’s advice and ‘shut up’ about the Lakers and Bryant
June 30, 2008 in print edition on B2
Let’s play a little game: I’ll describe an athlete’s childish body of work, franchise-wrecking ego and bullying ways. Then you tell me who the jerk is.