Archive for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Also from August 19

Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 19, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
How important are U.S. News & World Report's annual college rankings?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not important
 
53%
Somewhat important
 
29%
Very important
 
11%
Not sure
 
4%
Total 384
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Amanda Shaw of Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys performs during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans. Strings attached: Fiddler moves to national stage while reminding audience of New Orleans’ needs
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It wasn’t your typical 18th birthday party.
6:00 a.m.
Walking back to their car almost two blocks from Schwegler School, Jackie Bird, center, crosses 23rd Street Monday afternoon with her two children, Maddie, 10, and Coltrane, 8. Bus service has been cut because of a school budget crisis, but parents are renting a school bus to ferry students from the Prairie Meadows neighborhood back and forth from Schwegler School. Parents band together to find solution to school transportation problem
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Erika Dvorske didn’t much like the prospect of her 6-year-old son walking the equivalent of a 5K, crossing two of the city’s busiest streets and its most accident-prone intersection, just to get to and from school. So she and a growing list of parents are renting a school bus to safely ferry at least 22 classmates from the Prairie Meadows neighborhood back and forth from their scholastic finish line, Schwegler School.
2:00 p.m.
District attorney says parents need to pay more attention to what their kids are doing online
12:00 a.m., August 19, 2009 Updated 4:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County’s top prosecutor says not every text message a child receives will make parents want to LOL.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University students Blair Tudas, Jeff Katz, Brad Stephenson and Lorenzo Murray lounge on a rooftop in the Oread Neighborhood during KU’s Stop Day May 8. KU enacting new alcohol policies to contend with buzz factor
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1B
This year, when Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success, talks to incoming students about Kansas University’s new parental notification law, she gets right to the point. “I say something to the effect that I anticipate some of them are aware that a student died of alcohol poisoning this spring and we don’t want it to happen again,” Roney said. “I’m really that blunt.”

All stories

People in the news
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for August 19, 2009.
Rangers bringing back Pudge
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Ivan Rodriguez is coming home to the Texas Rangers.
Love those summertime blues
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
Two pints of blueberries for $5.
Lowly K.C. continues to give Chisox fits
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas City beat the White Sox, 5-4.
Old age is the last taboo
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
We live in a time when seemingly no subject is taboo.
Tiny traces of cocaine found on currency
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
Chances are there’s cocaine in your wallet.
Study reviews Mozart’s death
Newest theory is that strep infection led to kidney failure
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
For more than two centuries, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has endured — as has the speculation about what led to his sudden death at age 35 on Dec. 5, 1791.
Depressed? A game might help
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Gail Nichols has suffered from depression for years.