Archive for Sunday, January 25, 2009

Also from January 25

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12:00 a.m.
Crews work on the landscaping at the new home of Army Spc. Patrick Tutwiler and his family. The Tutwilers’ home was destroyed in a June 11 tornado in Chapman, and the ABC show “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” built a new home in November. A show detailing the construction airs Sunday evening.               Extreme experience: Lecompton residents travel to Chapman to assist with home rebuilding for TV show
January 24, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Most of the time, Dan Hanney doesn’t do his carpentry work with national TV cameras in his face.
6:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church members Stacey Lamb, Family Promise coordinator for the church and Wendy Wheeler, meal coordinator, set a table for an evening meal for homeless families. Family Promise is a new homeless service organization and area churches are taking turns providing homeless families with children a place to stay and an evening meal. Lamb and Wheeler were preparing an evening meal for Friday. Housing program jumps the gun
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Joe Reitz was facing a situation that many before him have faced at Lawrence City Hall. The leader of the nonprofit homeless service organization Family Promise had been working for months to get the necessary City Hall approvals to let his project move forward. To Reitz’s way of thinking, what he wanted to do was simple. He wanted to use Lawrence churches to serve as temporary shelters for homeless families with children.
10:00 a.m.
Ross Wulfkuhle, 93, Lawrence, stands near the location of a former WPA well that was the source of water for several families west of Lawrence in the Kanwaka Township. The site is near the intersection of the Kansas Highway 10 bypass and North 1500 Road. Wulfkuhle also worked on some WPA road projects in the township in the late 1930s. The New Deal revisited
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For Ross Wulfkuhle, the New Deal meant drilling wells to help ease the Dust Bowl-era drought, providing much-needed water to livestock. A program authorized by President Franklin D. Roosevelt bought up hogs from the family farm and slaughtered them so the market wouldn’t drop. The New Deal also provided Wulfkuhle’s father with a job crushing rock procured from stone fence rows.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence optometrist Dr. Brent Crandon traveled in March to
Honduras to give free eye exams and distribute free eye glasses.
Crandon has an office at 1019 Mass.
Optometrist’s spring break to bring eye care to Honduras
January 25, 2009 in print edition on 5B
Brent Crandon won’t be seeing patients at his downtown optometry clinic during spring break. But he won’t be relaxing on a sunny beach in Florida with his wife and three daughters, either. Crandon will be much farther south, in a western Honduras village called Buenos Aires.

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Poet’s Showcase: Inauguration Day
January 25, 2009 in print edition on D3
A new President is taking office