Archive for Thursday, June 11, 2009

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Lawrence bus destroyed by fire The day in photos, June 11, 2009 Green Living

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12:00 a.m.
Cheryl Miller, a Lawrence life coach, feels that removing clutter from your house and purchasing used items rather than new are two simple ways of taking a proactive role in a greener lifestyle. Green families tout clutter-free lives
June 10, 2009
One day last year, Dave Bruno looked around his house and realized that for a man who had spent years trying to live simply, he had an incredible amount of “stuff.” “It got me motivated to come up with this harebrained idea. Is it possible to exist in American suburbia and truly not have a lot of excessive stuff?” he said.
6:00 a.m.
Carl Herd, senior maintenance worker for the City of Lawrence, mixes piles of yard waste at the city’s Wood Recovery and Composting Facility, 1420 E. 11th St. City trash trucks pick up yard waste throughout Lawrence and unload it at the composting facility where the mix of grass, leaves and small tree branches is left to decompose and later be used for compost. Our trash: ‘You couldn’t even imagine’
June 11, 2009 in print edition on 1A
We are wasteful. Just ask the folks who collect trash every day. They see it all.
10:00 a.m.
David Tucker walks along the along the Kansas River, trying to ID people who might be living out in the cold. A study released Wednesday said the homeless population of Kansas was shrinking. Local officials question survey results showing decrease in homeless population
June 10, 2009 in print edition on 1A
A report released Wednesday shows a startling decrease in the number of homeless people in Kansas, especially in Lawrence, but community officials say the statistics need further review.
2:00 p.m.
Vendor Jane Wohletz of Tomato Allie, right, and Douglas County master gardner Cindy Haines ready bags of green onions to be donated to the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen after the closing bell of the downtown Farmers Market. Haines and other master gardeners have encouraged local gardeners to plant an extra row to help serve the hungry. Haines collected several bags of produce from other vendors on May 23, as well. Master gardeners help fill food pantries
June 11, 2009
A Lawrence gardener is beginning to see the fruits of her labor and master plan to help curb hunger in Lawrence. Last summer, Cynthia Haines had some extra zucchini and didn’t want it to go to waste. She decided to donate it to a local food pantry.
6:00 p.m.
Street theater: Downtown Film Festival returns with more outdoor summer cinema
June 11, 2009 in print edition on 1C
The abandoned lot at Ninth and New Hampshire streets, normally overrun with weeds and ultimate Frisbee players, will soon be filled with people in lawn chairs eating popcorn.

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People in the news
June 11, 2009 in print edition on B6
Jessica Alba … a vandal?
Unnecessary delay
Delays in approving the appointment of a state legislator to the Kansas Bioscience Authority board appear to have some political motivations.
June 11, 2009 in print edition on A7
Recent news stories report a suspicious holdup in approving Rep. Melvin Neufeld’s appointment as a board member of the Kansas Bioscience Authority.