Archive for Monday, September 22, 2008

Also from September 22

On the street
Photo galleries
Straw-bale home
In the wake of the country's financial troubles how would you gauge your attention to the stock market today?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m paying more attention to it.
I’m paying about the same attention to it.
I never paid much attention to it anyway.
I’m paying less attention to it.
Total 459

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Annabell Davis, 9, center, stalks a monarch butterfly during a tagging event at the Baker Wetlands. The Jayhawk Audubon Society and Monarch Watch coordinated the event, in which participants caught and tagged butterflies for tracking purposes during their annual migration. About 500 people helped with the project on Saturday morning. Butterflies tagged for Mexico migration
September 21, 2008 in print edition on 1B
Act like a praying mantis. That was the message Kansas University ecology and evolutionary biology professor Chip Taylor gave to about 500 people who took part in the tagging of monarch butterflies Saturday at the Baker Wetlands.
6:00 a.m.
This aerial photo looks west along two Kansas Turnpike bridges being replaced at the northern edge of Lawrence. Construction of a new three-lane span is underway north of the bridges, and the Kansas Turnpike Authority is required to plant 60 trees to replace the 20 destroyed during construction. The trees will go along the east side of the river, beginning just past the site seen in the bottom, right-hand corner of the photo. Turnpike overhaul not limited to roadway
September 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Kansas Turnpike Authority is preparing to make things easier for nearly 30,000 drivers who cross the Kansas River each day at the edge of Lawrence, spending $113 million for new bridges, lanes and other features for cars, trucks and other vehicles.
6:00 p.m.
The Eichler family - mom Monika, dad David, 5-month-old Elyse and six-year-old Lauren - live in a straw bale home in Leavenworth County just northeast of Lawrence. Straw-bale home touted for efficiency and aesthetics
September 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
On the outskirts of David and Monika Eichler’s airy kitchen is a set of elaborately carved doors built into a thick wall. Designed to look as though they came out of a Grimm Brothers fairy tale, the doors are a window into the 900 bales of straw sandwiched inside the house.
10:00 p.m.
Caleb Powelson, 12, Wellsville, started the Bushels of Love Foundation charity. Boy helps needy by the bushel
September 22, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Caleb Powelson is a 12-year-old kid from Wellsville who plays flag football and likes jumping on the trampoline in his big backyard. What makes him above average is one idea: to start his own charity. One Sunday in church, he grabbed a pamphlet to sponsor a child in Africa. This got him thinking about what he could do to help needy families.

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