Archive for Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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A fabulous feast of fair foods Douglas County Fair, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2009 The day in photos, August 5, 2009
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The demolition derby
The food
The animals
The exhibits
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12:00 a.m.
The small Kansas town of Liebenthal, just south of Hays, is among the photos included in “Kansas Physiographic Regions: Bird’s-Eye Views” by James and Susan Aber. Flyover state: Aerial photography book highlights Kansas geography
August 4, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Rex Buchanan has spent a good portion of his life trekking around Kansas, looking at its geographic and geologic features.
6:00 a.m.
Witness Steve Crawford, an Overland Park jiu-jitsu instructor, demonstrates the rear naked choke hold maneuver on Assistant Attorney General Nola Wright at her request during cross-examination in the trial of Matthew Jaeger, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2009, in Douglas County District Court. Crawford, a former instructor of Jaeger's, was brought in to testify about Jaeger's proficiency in jiu-jitsu. Jaeger’s jiu-jitsu instructor demonstrates choke hold; officer testifies about blood in apartment
1:18 p.m., August 4, 2009 Updated 7:00 p.m. in print edition on 3A
An Overland Park jiu-jitsu instructor testified on Tuesday that a kidnapping and aggravated battery defendant in a Lawrence case had participated in some of his classes and learned how to perform a choke hold.
10:00 a.m.
Kansans weigh in on health care reform
August 4, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Congress’ efforts to overhaul the nation’s health care system have business owners, insurance providers, doctors and the average Joe sitting on pins and needles. What lawmakers do — or don’t do — could profoundly affect Americans.
2:00 p.m.
The Douglas County Fair was in full swing Wednesday morning, with several 4-H members preparing their animals and entries. Youth show rockets, robots at Douglas County Fair
August 4, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Ethan Horne and his brother Colton walked into the Dreher building at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds Tuesday carrying in their hands the result of more than a month of hard work: Two custom-built rockets more than 4 feet tall.

All stories

Shaking the status quo
A Lawrence city commissioner is right to try to stir up some creative energy in downtown Lawrence.
August 5, 2009 in print edition on A8
If Lawrence City Commissioner Lance Johnson wanted to start a community discussion about the future of downtown Lawrence, he’s already accomplished part of his goal.
Chiefs RB Johnson content
August 5, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas City has been through various incarnations of Larry Johnson.
Space-age suits can’t hide naked truth
August 5, 2009 in print edition on B2
Space-age swimsuits have made a mockery of swimming.
Buick ends PGA Tour sponsorship
Car maker fourth title sponsor to pull out of golf
August 5, 2009 in print edition on B2
Buick is ending its 50-year run as a PGA Tour title sponsor.
Obama visits press room on birthday
August 5, 2009 in print edition on C10
You say it’s your birthday. It’s my birthday, too.