Archive for Monday, April 27, 2009

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Learning to ride a bike no easy task ‘The stubborn princess’ Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at the Kansas Speedway The day in photos, April 27, 2009 KU softball vs. Baylor KU baseball vs. Nebraska
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lightning strikes Lawrence during a storm that moved through Kansas Sunday afternoon and night. Flood warning in effect for swath of NE Kansas
2:44 p.m., April 26, 2009 Updated 6:08 a.m.
A flood watch remains in effect for the area until noon following Sunday night’s storms.
6:00 a.m.
Don “Red Dog” Gardner leads his morning exercise group Thursday despite being in the middle of treatment for prostate cancer. He is using his leadership position in the community to raise awareness of cancer and advocate for early detection practices. Fitness warrior takes up fight against prostate cancer after own diagnosis
April 27, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For years Don “Red Dog” Gardner has used his Red Dog’s Dog Days workouts to advocate for the causes of others. In between the stretches, sprints and sit-ups, Gardner spreads the word about those in the community with leukemia, lung cancer or other serious illnesses. He promotes their fundraisers and benefit runs or just asks the group to keep them in their thoughts and prayers. But on an early morning in late February, it was Gardner who was sick.
10:00 a.m.
Students in Lisa Ball’s ninth-grade biology class at Southwest Junior High School participate in a video conference with her on Wednesday. Ball was in Louisiana researching caterpillars. Biology teacher shares virtual lessons from the field, er, swamp
April 27, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Ninth-grade biology students at Southwest Junior High School headed into Lisa Ball’s classroom like usual last week, and she was there smiling down upon them from the front of the classroom. Except she wasn’t there in person. Her image was being projected on a giant screen.
2:00 p.m.
Kennedy Lamer, 3, of Lawrence, is learning how to ride her new bike with the help of parents Stacey and Chad. Training days: Parents try new methods to teach their kids to ride bikes
April 27, 2009
They say you never forget how to ride a bike. Maybe you never forget how you learned to ride, too. For most of us, learning to both ride and crash was a monumental time. We had a bike that was far too large for us; after all, our parents wanted us to “grow into the bike,” right?
5:40 p.m.
Hilary Brown, owner of Local Burger, prepares food at her restaurant, 714 Vt., in this 2009 photo. Experts to discuss natural keys to better physical, mental health
April 27, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Oskaloosa resident Sue Westwind said she suffered from depression and anxiety most of her life. She began having migraines when she reached puberty. When she married, she wanted to have children but couldn’t.

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On the record
April 27, 2009 in print edition on A4
Texas tantrum
A new bio-defense laboratory is headed to Kansas, and Texas isn’t being a graceful loser.
April 27, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s hard to see a Texas lawsuit over the selection of a site for a new national bio-defense laboratory as anything but a case of sour grapes.