Archive for Monday, August 17, 2009

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On the street
Should the city of Lawrence allow military re-enactors to fire blank ammunition?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 913
Should KU receiver Dezmon Briscoe be the team's starting kick returner this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No, the coaches shouldn’t risk injury by putting him there
Yes, he is KU’s best option at the position
Total 271

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence artist Marty Speer, the great-great grandson of abolitionist John Speer, arranges drawings along a sketching board at the Murphy-Bromelsick House located in Hobbs Park. Relative history: Descendant of abolitionist hopes to spread word about family’s past
August 16, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Marty Speer grew up hearing the stories, but he didn’t pay much attention to them.
6:00 a.m.
KU’s new chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, and her husband, Shade Little, were on Daisy Hill Sunday morning to meet students and lend a hand with moving. With them was Vice Provost Marlesa Roney, right, who led a tour of the residence halls. New beginnings abound on KU campus
August 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The population of central Lawrence jumped by at least 3,000 on Sunday as Kansas University students moved into five residence halls on Daisy Hill and Oliver Hall at KU.
10:00 a.m.
Crunching the numbers on accidents in town
August 17, 2009 in print edition on 1A
It happens like clockwork every August, and Lawrence locals are familiar with the signs.
2:00 p.m.
Hazel Anderson, 91, believes in keeping busy to keep healthy. She still works six days a week at her family-owned business, Anderson Rentals, 1312 W. Sixth St., which her late husband, Raymond “Andy” Anderson, started after coming home from World War II in the late 1940s. Still working, still happy
August 17, 2009 in print edition on 3A
This is just one of those places. In one corner there are canoes. In another there are chafing dishes. In the parking lot there’s everything from semi-trailers to lawn mowers.
6:00 p.m.
Kellee and Gary Pratt pose in front of a bowl of X's and O's, which they say they bought as a table decoration because the two text message one another constantly and always sign the messages with X's and O's. Waiting for the right moment: Local couples find their own timing for marriage
August 17, 2009
Lawrence couple Gary and Kellee Pratt sometimes wonder what their lives would have been like had they found each other sooner. But it’s not a thought that holds them for too long. Each married for the first time in their 20s, and it wasn’t until their 40s, after their previous marriages had ended in divorce, that they took a second go at marriage.

All stories

Y.E.S! Yang stuns Tiger
Woods’ PGA loss unprecedented
August 17, 2009 in print edition on B1
Y.E. Yang edged Tiger Woods to claim the PGA Championship.
Go West, Mr. President, to America’s wilderness
August 17, 2009 in print edition on A9
President Barack Obama is hardly the consummate Western outdoorsman.
August 17, 2009
Royals top sloppy Tigers
August 17, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas City beat the error-prone Tigers, 3-2 in 10 innings.
End-of-life choices
Americans should consider the value of making and sharing choices about their end-of-life care.
August 17, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s unfortunate that the current debate over changes in federal health care policy is casting discussions about end-of-life care in such a negative light.