Archive for Friday, July 24, 2009

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12:00 a.m.
World's No. 1 ranked women's disc golfer, Valarie Jenkins, who will be competing in this weekend and next week's Disc Golf World Championships in Kansas City. Throw down: Disc golfers bring world championships to KC, struggle for recognition
July 23, 2009 in print edition on 1C
More than 900 disc golfers will make a pilgrimage to Kansas City this week to compete in the Professional Disc Golf Association World Championships. We talked to the women’s and men’s No. 1 players, as well as Lawrence’s top-ranked player, Kevin Babbit…
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Department of Transportation is planning for $19.6 million in 2011 and $20.5 million in 2012 for surfacing of the new U.S. Highway 59 already under construction, from Lawrence to the Douglas/Franklin County line. It’s one of the few dozen projects KDOT can actually afford. Highway funds will dwindle, projects to be limited, unless transportation funding improves
12:21 p.m., July 23, 2009 Updated 5:37 p.m. in print edition on 1A
The federal stimulus program may be injecting $348 million into state highway projects, but don’t expect a long list of new work in coming years, the state’s top transportation official warned Thursday.
10:00 a.m.
A real garden with an assortment of metal flowers, in foreground, frame a new butterfly garden mural and painters, from left, Maya Percich, Ryan Armstrong and Oliver Elphick, all 12 and members of the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence. The students were working on the mural Thursday at the United Way building, 2518 Ridge Court. Budding artists create mural
July 24, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The United Way building in south Lawrence has a new garden and mural that will please visitors year-round, thanks to some talented artists from the Boys and Girls Club.
1:30 p.m.
Online chat
Bowersock Mills & Power Company operator to chat about new hydroelectric power plant
July 24, 2009
Sarah Hill-Nelson of the Bowersock Mills & Power Company will be at the Journal-World at 1:30 p.m. on Friday to chat about her company's plans to build a new hydroelectric power plant on the north bank of the Kansas River.
3:00 p.m.
Watkins Community Museum of History interns, from left, Ann Benning, a Kansas University graduate student from St. Louis, Kim Schmidt, a Haskell Indian Nations University senior from Burlington, and Brittany Keegan, a KU graduate student from Olathe, catalog correspondence and personal papers belonging to A. L. Selig, a Lawrence mayor from the late 1800s, Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at the museum. Interns at Watkins Community Museum dusting off bits of Lawrence’s past
July 23, 2009 in print edition on 3A
When you think of intern tasks, making coffee or copies might come to mind. But three interns at the Watkins Community Museum of History have been dusting — for about 100 hours each.
6:00 p.m.
The documentary “Food, Inc.” investigates the dangers posed by allowing the nation’s food supply to be controlled by a handful of corporations. Not so happy meal: New documentary exposes America’s corporate hold on the food chain
July 24, 2009 in print edition on 1C
When Americans think of the nation’s food industry, they usually conjure images of idyllic pastures filled with grazing cattle and staffed by hard-working farm folk.

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Car giant remains viable
Debt reduction leads Ford to Q2 profit
July 24, 2009 in print edition on B9
Helped by a lightened debt load, Ford Motor Co. posted a surprise second-quarter profit of $2.3 billion Thursday, following the worst loss in company history a year earlier.
Planning ahead
State funding to plan a new interchange on Kansas Highway 10 should get Lawrence ready to act when additional highway construction funds become available.
July 24, 2009 in print edition on A8
It’s good to see planning moving forward for an interchange linking Bob Billings Parkway and Kansas Highway 10 west of Lawrence.