Archive for Friday, August 21, 2009

Also from August 21

Births
Blog entries
Couples
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, August 21, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
How many hours a month do you do volunteer work outside the home?

Poll results

Response Percent
I don’t do any volunteer work
 
54%
Three to five
 
12%
One to two
 
9%
Six to 10
 
9%
21 or more
 
7%
10 to 20
 
6%
Total 960
Would you pay $15,000 for a courtside seat at Allen Fieldhouse for the 2009-10 Kansas University men's basketball season?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
77%
Yes
 
22%
Total 3118
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Ari Fish, Kansas City designer and contestant on Project Runway's season 6, in her Kansas City home and studio. Designer, interrupted
August 19, 2009
KC’s Ari Fish was one of the 16 designers who long ago taped season 6 of Project Runway, and has just had to wait — and wait — for it to see the light of day. The wait is about to come to an end though, as the first episode finally airs Thursday…
6:00 a.m.
an older model car advertises the Cash for Clunkers program on the lot of the Laird Noller Hyundai dealership, 2829 Iowa. Several Lawrence car dealers have participated in the program but have yet to get paid back by the government. Dealerships worried about Cash for Clunkers payments
August 21, 2009 in print edition on 7A
Even before the Obama administration announced that the Cash for Clunkers rebate program would end Monday, local car dealers were already winding down their participation.
10:00 a.m.
In this 2009 file photo, Marcus Johnson, 2, from left, his mother and father, Tausha and Mark Johnson, and sister Jozlyn, 3, sit outside the Lawrence Community Shelter. More families in Lawrence being forced into homelessness
August 20, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Three-year old Jozlyn Johnson stands on the front porch, preparing to pet a baby python. “No honey, not on its head,” says the large man with the python wrapping around his arm. He nods approvingly when the toddler begins to stroke the snake’s lower half.
2:00 p.m.
Deborah Smith, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Kansas University, left, got a surprise visit from Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, right, and received a $5,000 W.T. Kemper Fellowship on Thursday. Smith was honored during her class on the biology of insects in Stauffer-Flint Hall. In all, 20 professors will be honored and $100,000 distributed this year as part of the Kemper awards. New chancellor surprises KU faculty with $5,000 Kemper awards
3:57 p.m., August 20, 2009 Updated 4:34 p.m. in print edition on 3A
As students found their way to the first day of classes at Kansas University Thursday, the annual “surprise patrol” of KU administrators sought out professors singled out for Kemper awards.
6:00 p.m.
Mama Lou Strong Woman Sidewalk sideshow: Busker Festival features street-level artistry
August 21, 2009
Richard Renner received an e-mail the other day. It was from a street performer in Germany who wanted to come to this year’s Lawrence Busker Festival.

All stories

People in the news
August 21, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for August 21, 2009.
World sets ocean temperature record
August 21, 2009 in print edition on C10
Steve Kramer spent an hour and a half swimming in the ocean Sunday — in Maine.
Rec calendar
August 21, 2009 in print edition on B8
Rec calendar for August 21, 2009.
Memphis victories stripped
Ineligible player leads to NCAA’s ruling
August 21, 2009 in print edition on B1
Memphis has lost every one of the 38 victories it piled up in a basketball season that ended with John Calipari’s Tigers just missing out on a national title.
Nazi rhetoric dishonors victims
August 21, 2009 in print edition on A10
I hope this column makes you sick.
Let’s be honest about end-of-life counseling
August 21, 2009 in print edition on A10
Let’s see if we can have a reasoned discussion about end-of-life counseling.
Ochocinco does it all
August 21, 2009 in print edition on B7
A new role, another new name for Chad Ochocinco.
Optional taxes?
August 21, 2009 in print edition on A10
For county officials, delinquent taxes are just a fact of life.
What are people buying now?
August 21, 2009 in print edition on A8
What we’re buying — and not buying — says a lot about how consumers are feeling these days.