Archive for Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
Francie Biggs, the ex-girlfriend of Matthew Jaeger, is fully ready to move on with her life now that Jaeger, who was convicted on Thursday of savagely attacking and kidnapping her, will be punished for his crimes. Finally justice was served,’ says survivor of Matthew Jaeger’s brutal attack
August 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Francie Biggs, the 23-year-old victim in the Matthew Jaeger trial, had prayed for a way out of her abusive relationship with her ex-boyfriend.
10:00 a.m.
Grace Baxter, 10, of Globe, works with her steer at last week’s Douglas County Fair. Despite her small stature — 4 feet tall and 60 pounds — Grace has a commanding presence with the 1,300-pound steers she works with. Grace has taken home the title of Grand Champion Market Steer, the best-in-show honor, the last two years. Small stature doesn’t stop 10-year-old girl from showing big steers who’s boss
August 14, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Standing about 4 feet tall, and weighing around 60 pounds, 10-year-old Grace Baxter isn’t large by any means.
2:00 p.m.
Jeremy Murphy, left, and Jeff Coe, both of Independence, Mo., and both employees with V.F. Anderson Builders of Raymore, Mo., construct the stone block risers for fan seating Thursday at Lawrence High School’s new football field. The home side of the field will have 12 rows of seats while the visitors’ side, on the east side, will have nine rows. Stadium at LHS has ADA issues
August 15, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The home-side grandstand at Lawrence High School’s new football stadium remains unfinished, but that’s not what could prevent the Lions from playing their home opener on Sept. 4.
6:00 p.m.
The Rev. Vincent krische, who ran the St. Lawrence Catholic Center for 28 years, has returned to Lawrence after serving as a priest at St. Ann Parish, Prairie Village. Back on campus: Vincent Krische returns to help Catholic center he directed for 28 years
August 15, 2009 in print edition on 1D
The last thing on Monsignor Vincent Krische’s mind when he decided to retire was sitting around on a beach somewhere. No, when the longtime Lawrence priest, who spent 28 years at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center, decided to call it a formal career at 71 this spring, relaxation wasn’t at the top of his list.

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People in the news
August 15, 2009 in print edition on D7
Aerosmith has canceled the remainder of its summer tour.
Arrowhead debut awaits Haley
First-year Chiefs coach to make first appearance in home stadium tonight
August 15, 2009 in print edition on C1
The Chiefs-Texans exhibition game will be K.C. coach Todd Haley’s own little private grand entrance into the small and exclusive club of NFL head coaches.
Trip to Treece
Maybe a firsthand look at the problems in a former mining town in southeast Kansas will convince federal officials of the need to take some action.
August 15, 2009 in print edition on B6
It appears that members of the Kansas congressional delegation may be making some progress in their quest for fair treatment of a southeast Kansas town devastated by the aftereffects of lead and zinc mining in the area.
Bloggers watch Obama, want action
Online liberals not too disappointed with president — yet
August 15, 2009 in print edition on A5
They wish he’d done more in his first eight months, but the liberal bloggers who helped propel Barack Obama to the White House are far from giving up on him.