Archive for Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
Henry's owners Dave Boulter and Sue Mee are pictured with Boulter's Australian Shepherd mix Henry, who is the namesake for the bar and coffee shop. Name that bar: Learn how some of Lawrence’s pubs got their monikers
August 24, 2009
Australian shepherds, traditions, nicknames and poets have all contributed to the unique names of bars in Lawrence. Here’s a look at how some of Lawrence’s favorite hangouts got their names.
6:00 a.m.
Crime scene investigators with the Lawrence Police Department work to remove evidence from the door frame of a mobile home in the Easy Living Mobile Home Park, 3323 Iowa, where two people were shot early Monday morning and then taken by air ambulance to a Kansas City-area hospital. Investigators continued to work the scene Monday. Police respond to double shooting in south Lawrence
12:07 a.m., August 24, 2009 Updated 2:41 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Two people were transported to a Kansas City-area hospital by air ambulance after a double shooting Sunday night at the Easy Living mobile home park, 3323 Iowa.
10:00 a.m.
Flight instructor Erik Torrez and pilot Iana Skoda, Topeka, walk across the tarmac Monday at Lawrence Municipal Airport. City leaders are looking to use federal stimulus dollars to finance a new water line to the airport. Douglas County designated as recovery zone, which should boost economy
August 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The designation gives local businesses and governments access to low-interest bonds through federal stimulus legislation aimed at spurring economic development.
2:00 p.m.
The city is preparing to authorize $2.45 million to fix the aging Bowersock Dam across the Kansas River in Lawrence, pictured at right. This photograph is a view looking north from the top floor of City Hall. Visible at far upper left is Burcham Park. City Commissioners Tuesday to authorize nearly $2.5 million in Bowersock repairs
August 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It will cost nearly $2.5 million to repair the more than 100-year-old Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.
6:00 p.m.
Ragan Hubbard, 8, left, and her sister, Sally, 5, right, help tag and sort clothes that their mother, Sandi Hubbard, Lawrence, will sell at the Kid’s Closet Connection Sale. The consignment sale is Thursday through Saturday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2110 Harper St. Community closet: Lawrence group fills void in kid-centric consignment sales
August 25, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In the world of kids’ clothing, Kid’s Closet Connection is the equivalent of having your cake and eating it, too.

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Pay attention, multitaskers, if you can
August 25, 2009 in print edition on A2
The people who multitask the most are the ones who are worst at it.
Dealers expect post-Clunker letdown
August 25, 2009 in print edition on B7
Now comes the hard part for the auto industry — luring customers without big Cash for Clunkers discounts.
Rankings matter
It’s a competitive world, and officials need to strive to make Kansas University among the best universities in the country.
August 25, 2009 in print edition on A7
In the eyes of some at Kansas University, it really doesn’t matter where KU academic units rank in comparison with similar efforts at other universities — or, for that matter, how KU ranks overall in comparison with other public universities.