Archive for Thursday, September 25, 2008

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Big Bird air show Wetlands expansion Kill Creek Park
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Total 591

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Kenton Knowles,  homebuilder and designer, walks toward the "Tom Thumb" home he built behind his house near Vinland. When Knowles built the home last winter, he wanted to create a structure that was easy to move. Tom Thumb’ home project with recycled goods becomes a small house, but a big idea
September 24, 2008
The possibilities are endless for the 120-square-foot building sitting behind Kenton Knowles’ house: a writer’s cabin, community gardening shed, guest cottage, self-contained entryway, a mobile living unit that could be set up in a friend’s backyard for the summer.
6:00 a.m.
Angie keeps a watchful eye on her surroundings as her owner, Roger Boyd, background, professor emeritus at Baker University, and Mark Wallendorf, right, refuge manager for the Baker Wetlands, pick seeds from various wetland plants on Wednesday. Boyd and Wallendorf plan to collect millions of seeds in preparation for spring plantings in the corn and soybean fields to the west of the wetlands. Creation of new wetlands are included in the plan to build the South Lawrence Trafficway through the present wetlands. The two collected spikerush, spring avens and arrowleaf on their early afternoon outing. Wetlands expansion begins as part of South Lawrence Trafficway plan
September 24, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Work to expand the Baker Wetlands - one of the first steps required to complete the controversial South Lawrence Trafficway - has begun.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas basketball player Markieff Morris looks over as Hillcrest kindergartners Rachel Parks, left, Diego Flores and Caden Nichols think about what foods are nutritious Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008 at Hillcrest School. Jayhawks return to kindergarten for a good cause
September 24, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The kindergarten class at Hillcrest School got three big surprises yesterday, and they were all more than 6 feet tall.
2:00 p.m.
Law enforcement agencies worked with officials from Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway on Wednesday in the rail yards in east Lawrence. The training exercise was to help officials investigate accidents involving trains. Law enforcement officials undergo train-crash training
September 24, 2008 in print edition on 5A
Law enforcement officers from across the state were in Lawrence this week for a two-day crash course on train collisions.
6:00 p.m.
Employees from Blue Sky Wind, Solar & Home, from left, Sarah Brainerd, Jesse Gray, Asa Collier and Ty Whitaker install three solar panels on the home of Bill and Lyn Lakin in Leavenworth County.  The Lawrence company offers on- and off-grid energy systems, at-source hot water heaters, solar hot water heaters, and wind generators, as well as hydroturbines.  Collier, the owner of the company, has seen a rise in public interest as on the grid energy becomes more and more expensive.  Collier and his crew installed the solar panel system on Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008. Kansas lags in energy conservation, protecting environment
September 25, 2008 in print edition on 1A
This is the year for talk about which states are red and which ones are blue. But in the midst of an energy crisis and rising concerns over carbon emissions, some are focused on a different color: green.
10:00 p.m.
Bill Elkins, a member of the Jayhawk Model Masters, prepares on Wednesday to fly his  20-to-1 model of a WW1 Curtiss Jenny, model plane that took 20 hrs to put together. The plane is powered by a 62-cc motor and weighs 25 pounds, with a wing span of 105 inches on top. Air show to feature large model airplanes
September 25, 2008 in print edition on 3A
A mini-air armada is set to take over the skies above Clinton Lake this weekend, so don’t be surprised if you see biplanes criss-crossing fighter jets.

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Steep order
It’s unfortunate that a key route to the Kansas University campus will remain closed through the winter.
September 25, 2008 in print edition on A8
It may not be safe to open Indiana Street now, but city officials should keep the pressure on developers of the new Oread Inn project to get the street open as soon as possible.