Archive for Thursday, July 9, 2009

Also from July 9

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Polls
Health professionals recommend washing your hands regularly to prevent illness. How often do you wash your hands daily?

Poll results

Response Percent
7 to 10 times
 
30%
4 to 6 times
 
28%
1 to 3 times
 
13%
11 to 15 times
 
12%
More than 20 times
 
9%
16 to 20 times
 
5%
Total 837
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Repairs to add 50 years to dam
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
City commissioners Tuesday evening unanimously supported a plan to begin repairing the northern half of the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.
6:00 a.m.
More than 2,500 people do jumping jacks during Lawrence's first "World's Largest Community Workout" in July 2009 at Shenk Sports Complex, 23rd and Iowa streets. It's back by popular demand and will be Tuesday. Organizers hope to attract 4,000 participants this year. More than 2,750 turn out for community workout
2:25 p.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 9:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Don “Red Dog” Gardner told a crowd gathered at Kansas University’s Shenk Fields that 2,766 has turned out for the night’s workout.
10:00 a.m.
A young boy from the crowd sings along with the band Truckstop Honeymoon during the Lawrence Originals Independent's Day celebration in Watson Park, Saturday, July 4, 2009. Crowds gathered early to dine at local vendors food booths, listen to music and wait for the annual fireworks show. Lawrence GiveBack program already paying out to local charities
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence nonprofit agencies are getting their first glimpse at how a new free dining card program is paying off.
2:00 p.m.
Emma Day, 5, uses a toy camera to take photographs of fish in the sea lab during the Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communications Camp on Wednesday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. At right is Erin Gunzelman, a KU graduate student in speech and language pathology. Camp helps youngsters overcome communication challenges
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The groups of children making crafts, drawing and compiling a digital scrapbook appear to be just another summer camp. But these activities have a purpose: to help the youngsters overcome a wide variety of communication challenges.
6:00 p.m.
Angela "Jade Lightning" Miller of the KC Roller Warriors roller derby league. Twisted sisters
July 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Women in short skirts and fishnet stocking, hurtling around a track in roller skates and knocking the stuffing out of one another, isn’t traditionally held in the highest esteem among the pantheon of athletics. But…

All stories

Rest for the weary
Taylor, U.S. team reach quarters
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 13 points in the United States’ 76-69 victory over Lithuania.
Commodities
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday.