Archive for Friday, April 24, 2009

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KU police investigate body The day in photos, April 24, 2009 FSHS vs. Lawrence High softball

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sean Passmore recently started the Bling Drop-off Store near Ninth and Massachusetts streets. He charges a commission to sell goods for people on online auction sites such as eBay. Small businesses, big dreams: Experts say now is a good time for your startup
April 21, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Michael Neth is hoping to cook up some good news. Amid economic turmoil, Neth and his business partners have decided to take matters into their own hands.
6:00 a.m.
Rick Grant, a worker with the street division of the Public Works Department, drives the sweeper along the curb near the intersection of April Rain Road and Stoneridge Drive in west Lawrence. Cleaning a street more involved than you might think
April 22, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The city’s street cleaners each cost $175,000, reach top speeds of 3 miles an hour and rely on either $275 brooms or a vacuum that’s 400 times more powerful than the Hoover in your closet at home. Their mission: Suck up some of the 660 tons of sand, and perhaps a pinch of salt, left behind on Lawrence’s once-frozen streets, now thawed for the spring.
10:00 a.m.
Campbell Elwell, 3, enjoys playing on her backyard swingset with her father, 6News meteorologist Matt Elwell, sister Paige, 1, and mother Cassandra Elwell on Wednesday outside their Lawrence home. After the couple lost their first daughter Grace to premature birth, Campbell was born 14 weeks premature, in photo at top, and spent 129 days in the hospital before coming home. The Elwells are taking part in the annual March for Babies fundraiser on Saturday. March planned for this weekend to raise awareness of premature births
April 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Matt Elwell and his wife, Cassandra, will lead the march down Massachusetts Street on Saturday to raise awareness about an organization that is close to their hearts.
2:00 p.m.
Cub Scout Will Damron rips into a bag of topsoil as he and other Scouts construct a butterfly garden Thursday at Prairie Park School, 2711 Kensington Road. Students collaborate on garden
April 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Some local Cub Scouts are hoping to build their way to a beautiful butterfly garden.
7:00 p.m.
The Rev. Peter Gomes, a Harvard University professor, speaks during an event last year at Stanford University. Gomes, who is in high demand as a speaker nationally, will be in Lawrence this weekend as part of Kansas University’s visiting scholar in religion program. A breath of scandal: Renowned scholar to lecture in Lawrence
April 24, 2009 in print edition on 1D
The Rev. Peter Gomes has a verifiable big mouth.

All stories

Lawrence resident Trevor Toussaint found not guilty of arson, burglary
Defense attorney: Defendant’s testimony was ‘helpful’ to verdict
02:06 p.m., April 24, 2009 Updated 06:24 p.m. in print edition on B1
Jurors found Trevor Toussaint, 44, not guilty of the charges of arson and burglary.
Trust and verify
Verifying that medical gas equipment has been properly installed is worth some extra effort.
April 24, 2009 in print edition on A10
Writing a law and simply expecting someone to follow it isn’t always enough.