Archive for Friday, August 7, 2009

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The day in photos, August 7, 2009 Douglas County Fair, Friday, August 7, 2009
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Herschel and Jacqueline Stroud, Topeka, will portray John and Elizabeth Speer in one of the Civil War on the Western Frontier events, which begins Saturday. They stood next to the Speer family marker in Oak Hill Cemetery. Local historian Katie Armitage will lead an evening cemetery walk on Aug. 21, the anniversary of Quantrill’s Raid on Lawrence, and visit graves of the victims of the raid. Two sons of the Speers, John M. and Robert, were killed in the raid. 14th annual Civil War celebration to begin this weekend in Lawrence
August 5, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Before the Kansas Jayhawks were a basketball team, they were a faction of ruffians who helped give the state its bloody reputation during the Civil War.
6:00 a.m.
Matthew Jaeger addresses members of the jury as he describes the events of Oct. 9, 2007, while testifying in his defense Thursday. Jaeger denies ever hurting ex-girlfriend, says he was just trying to protect her
1:35 p.m., August 6, 2009 Updated 6:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Kansas University student Matthew Jaeger denied ever choking, punching or hurting his ex-girlfriend as he took the stand Thursday morning in his own defense during a kidnapping and aggravated battery trial.
10:00 a.m.
Fourth-grade teachers Melissa Sears, left, and Ginny Turvey struggle to assemble a palm tree decoration for Turvey’s classroom on Wednesday at Broken Arrow School. Lawrence public school students return to school next week. Tough economy may make school supply shopping more difficult
4:40 p.m., August 6, 2009 Updated 1:29 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Next week, Lawrence public school children will be returning to their classroom with the usual supplies. This year, however, they might not be name brand and kids might not every single item on the district’s list.
6:00 p.m.
Richard Neis, who plans to compete in tonight’s demolition derby at the Douglas County Fair, welds a battery housing for his 1995 Crown Victoria derby car, at left. Neis worked Wednesday in his parents’ garage in Eudora. He has participated in the derby for the last nine years. Clash for clunkers tonight at fair
August 7, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It isn’t eloquent, polite or even clean.

All stories

NFL briefs
August 7, 2009 in print edition on B5
The Chiefs claimed quarterback Matt Gutierrez off waivers from New England.
People in the news
August 7, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for August 7, 2009
Clash for clunkers tonight at fair
Sparks to fly as nearly 100 cars compete in annual demolition derby
August 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
It isn’t eloquent, polite or even clean.
Law enforcement report
August 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
Law enforcement report for August 6, 2009.
Mending mistakes
Despite receptions record, Meier says he still can improve
August 7, 2009 in print edition on B1
After careful examination, Kerry Meier says 97 receptions in 2008 wasn’t enough.
Attack health care inefficiencies first
August 7, 2009 in print edition on A11
In 1986, Ronald Reagan and Bill Bradley created a legislative miracle.
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