Archive for Saturday, August 22, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
10:00 a.m.
Alyssa Buecker, a Kansas University student made famous in 1999 when, as a Lawrence home school student, she was commissioned by HBO to make a movie about guinea pigs. She's pictured with Otto, a pet guinea pig. Local woman takes exception to Disney characterizing ‘G-Force’ as first guinea pig movie
August 21, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Disney’s promoting its latest blockbuster, “G-Force,” as the first guinea pig movie the world has ever known. One Lawrence woman, however, takes exception to that.
2:00 p.m.
Robert Grey wipes away tears as his 26-year sentence is read Friday by District Court Judge Peggy Kittel for a rape he was guilty of committing on May 11, 1997. His attorney, Jessica Travis, is also pictured. Judge sentences Robert Grey to 26 years for rape
August 21, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Assistant District Attorney Amy McGowan read a victim’s statement during the sentencing hearing Friday for former Lawrence resident Robert Grey, asking Judge Peggy Kittel to impose the maximum sentence. She sentenced him to more than 26 years in jail.
6:00 p.m.
David vs. Goliath: Lawrence churchgoers weigh in on study about congregation size
August 22, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Head south on Kasold Drive, and contrasting pictures of church life rush past as the road curves east to become 31st Street. On one side sits the Lawrence Baptist Temple, a congregation led by the Rev. Gary Myer, whose membership is around 150. Across the street rises the towering steeple of the Lawrence Free Methodist Church, which boasts a congregation of between 750 and 800 attendees, led by the Rev. Bill Bump. On Sundays, cars file into the parking lots as each congregation celebrates its faith.

All stories

Iran’s self-fulfilling paranoia
August 22, 2009 in print edition on B7
Two years ago, I was released from Evin Prison after 105 days in solitary confinement.
Bad business
No matter where you look, you can find people whose blind trust has landed them in a terrible financial morass.
August 22, 2009 in print edition on B6
Will they never learn? Carmelo Anthony, a professional basketball star in Denver, is suing his former business manager, alleging that the employee misappropriated more than $2 million of Anthony’s assets.