Archive for Friday, July 31, 2009

Also from July 31

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Oklahoma ghost town The day in photos, July 31, 2009
Polls
Will you attend this year's Douglas County Fair?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
60%
Yes.
 
26%
I haven’t decided.
 
12%
Total 677
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Sandbar co-owners Rita "Peach" Madl and David Johanning. Wasting Away In Larryville
July 28, 2009 in print edition on 1C
If SpongeBob SquarePants were to ever move out of his pineapple under the sea and venture into the bar business, it’s a safe bet he’d open up an establishment almost identical to the Sandbar…
6:00 a.m.
Rocky Elliott, Tonganoxie, of C-Hawk Construction, Inc., lays down a yellow turn lane line Thursday at the north end of the Kansas River bridge to divert traffic off of North Second Street to a detour on Elm Street. The intersection of North Second and Locust was closed Thursday as crews began work to rebuild the intersection. Road work north of river causing traffic delays
July 30, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Signs are posted. Blockades are up. Construction equipment is moving in.
10:00 a.m.
This female Copperhead snake is part of an exhibit at the Prairie Park Nature Center. Retired KU professor being treated at LMH for copperhead snakebite
10:35 a.m., July 30, 2009 Updated 5:57 p.m. in print edition on 3A
A retired Kansas University professor was bitten by a venomous copperhead snake Thursday morning while gardening at his home southwest of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Karl Gustke, left, and his friend Shawn McMahon set a couch down next to a Dumpster on Thursday after discovering it wouldn’t fit inside. Thursday was moving day for many people, especially Kansas University students, as rental leases neared their expiration date. Annual migration under way
July 31, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Broken pool tables from parties past, duct-taped armchairs, Tiki torches, and couches handed down from grandparents line the alleys of Lawrence this time of year as many college students make the annual switch to new apartments or homes.
6:00 p.m.
Colin Galiano, 3, heaves a 15-pound hay bale onto a platform during the 2008 hay bale throwing contest at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. The contest came before the demolition derby rally. Douglas County Fair offers plenty of offbeat events
July 31, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Douglas County Fair is officially underway at Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, 21st and Harper streets.

All stories

State tax collections fall just short of projections
About $5 million less was collected, or 1.5 percent below expectations
July 31, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas officials say the state’s tax collections were about $5 million less than expected in July.
Hit parade
Raiders hammer Tongie, 24-2
July 31, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Raiders routed Tonganoxie, 24-2, at the state Legion baseball tournament.
Pats’ Brady back on field
QB shrugs off downpour as New England opens camp
July 31, 2009
Tom Brady put the Patriots’ offense through its paces as camp opened.
NFL briefs
July 31, 2009
Briefs from around the NFL.
Where’s the beef? At the North Korean fast-food joint
July 31, 2009 in print edition on C10
You want kimchi with that?
Orioles pound Royals
July 31, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Orioles beat the Royals, 7-3.