Archive for Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Cordelia Brown cleans up a 2004 Teener, one of 250 that were built in Italy. She and her husband, Robert, recently purchased the small neighborhood electric vehicle for $2,900. Only 26 of the tiny cars are known to be in the United States. Teener generates savings, interest
August 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Sure, their glorified golf cart can barely speed down Lawrence streets at 25 mph, seats only two comfortably and can hardly accommodate a container of tomatoes in its violin-sized trunk. Then again, it costs a mere quarter to fill up.
10:00 a.m.
Jill Docking Regent transfers financial skills to higher ed
August 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Jill Docking has a front row seat on the biggest economic drop in generations.
2:00 p.m.
From left, Kansas University students Megan Burgardt, Wichita junior; Macy Ritchey, Kansas City, Mo., junior; and Andrea Sitek, Atchison sophomore, build a rock patio Saturday outside the Ecumenical Christian Ministries building, 1204 Oread Ave. Several hundred KU students participated in several community projects as part of the KU Center of Community Outreach’s annual volunteer day. KU students give back to Lawrence
August 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Freshman Lynn Schrag didn’t expect to spend his first weekend at Kansas University hanging out with a bunch of grade schoolers.
6:00 p.m.
Members of the McClintock family participate Saturday in the Bark For Life event, a cancer fundraiser, in Eudora. The event was an American Cancer Society event for participants and their dogs. Saturday’s relay was the first of its kind in Kansas. From left are Ellie and Tim McClintock, and their sons Kieran, 15 months, and Seamus, 3, with his dog, Frodo. Furry friends join forces with owners to help fight against cancer
August 23, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Saturday’s American Cancer Society fundraiser in Eudora was kicked off with a slightly different tune — “Who Let the Dogs Out” by the Baha Men.

All stories

Urban schools use marketing to woo residents back
August 23, 2009 in print edition on A7
Most students try not to think about school during the summer.
Regent transfers financial skills to higher ed
Board chairwoman brings job expertise to budget challenges
August 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Jill Docking has a front row seat on the biggest economic drop in generations.
Student success
Higher admissions standards for some state universities might benefit both students and the state.
August 23, 2009 in print edition on B6
It’s a sobering thought — especially to new Kansas University students and their parents — that KU officials expect about one in five students to leave the university by the end of their freshmen year.
Growing their own
Tobacco is the latest do-it-yourself craze
August 23, 2009 in print edition on E1
Something unusual is cropping up alongside the tomatoes, eggplant and okra in Scott Byars’ vegetable garden — the elephantine leaves of 30 tobacco plants.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘Elixir.’
August 23, 2009 in print edition on D3
Poetry is an elixir
‘Crazy things’ help Twins top sorry Royals
August 23, 2009 in print edition on C10
Minnesota beat the sorry Royals, 8-7.