Archive for Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Frances Zhu, left, of Overland Park, helps Mary Kate Jenks, of Leawood, board an autonomous boat designed by a Kansas University engineering student as part of Project Discovery last month. Engineering their future: KU camp works to attract girls to science field
July 6, 2009
Summer camp is supposed to be self-discovery on some far away lakeside location while bunking with new friends and telling ghost stories. A special group of girls is getting a somewhat similar experience right here in Lawrence, but Kansas University’s Project Discovery isn’t like any other summer camp.
6:00 a.m.
Kali Vukas, animal care specialist at the Lawrence Humane Society, prepares to weight and examine a Samoa mix dog Monday, July 6, 2009. The dog was one of several strays that were brought in over the holiday weekend, straining the shelter's capacity. Fourth of July weekend leads to unprecedented crowding at Humane Society
July 6, 2009 in print edition on 3A
A busy Fourth of July weekend has the Lawrence Humane Society on the brink of capacity.
10:00 a.m.
You can't help but notice the tall building going up along the Lawrence skyline as The Oread near completion in the coming months. Oread hotel on schedule for debut in February
July 6, 2009 in print edition on 1A
The view from up here, some 90 feet above street level, affords Casey Stewart some perspective that few others get a chance to enjoy. The distant sight lines from The Oread — well past Sixth Street to the north, into the Wakarusa River valley to the south, De Soto to the east and down onto Mark Mangino’s football practice field to the west — won’t be ultra-exclusive visions for much longer.
2:00 p.m.
Beverly Gardner, wife of the community workout leader Don "Red Dog" Gardner, stretches out with the Dog Days crew at Memorial Stadium in July 2008. ‘Red Dog’ to lead attempt at record-breaking workout
July 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
You can be a part of history Wednesday as Lawrence attempts to set a record for the world’s largest community workout.
6:00 p.m.
Club Axis, alternately know as well as Club 821, 821 Iowa St., has drawn attention from the city due to a number of disturbances and violent incidents at the establishment. City working to shut down Lawrence nightclub
July 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city leaders are seeking to shut down a Lawrence nightclub that’s been connected to multiple accounts of violence, including a shooting Sunday morning in the parking lot that left a Topeka teenager wounded.

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Kansas AG files suit against five mortgage companies, alleges fraud
Announcement came in Tuesday new conference
08:28 a.m., July 7, 2009 Updated 10:37 p.m. in print edition on B9
Kansas’ attorney general has launched a new campaign against mortgage fraud that includes lawsuits against five companies.
Web-based therapy shows promise for treating insomnia
July 7, 2009 in print edition on C8
Sleepless people sometimes use the Internet to get through the night.
County trying not to gouge social agencies
Commissioners want to reduce budget cuts to no more than 1 percent
July 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
The budget blow might be softened for social service agencies in Douglas County.
Parking fiasco
July 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
Letter to the editor
Lucky dog
July 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor:
Fireworks fines
July 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor
Is your purse toxic?
July 7, 2009 in print edition on C1
Could your purse be made out of toxic lead?