Archive for Sunday, June 14, 2009

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On the street
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2009 Ironman 70.3 Kansas The day in photos, June 14, 2009 Family Promise program helps families Super Jayhawk football camp 2009

Lead stories

12:19 a.m.
The 2009 Relay For Life of Douglas County started off with survivors leading the way to the track under an arch of balloons. Teams participated in the 12-hour event by walking around the track to celebrate cancer survivors, support current patients, and remember loved ones. Walk builds strength among cancer survivors, supporters
June 13, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Tina Yates and Debbie Bott walk for their mothers. The co-chairs of the 2009 Relay for Life of Douglas County said they are not unlike any of the other hundreds of supporters who were walking around the South Junior High Track on Friday night, which was surrounded by luminarias to honor and remember those affected by cancer.
6:00 a.m.
Cecelia Mora-Benimon watches her 2-year-old daughter, Essence, play. Mora-Benimon participated in a Family Promise program that helped her get a two-bedroom house. Family Promise assists homeless families who will graduate into permanent housing. Program helps homeless get back on their feet
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Cecelia Mora-Benimon knew she was homeless. But it took what she calls a “breakdown” moment for it to really sink in.
10:00 a.m.
The check-in line for the Ironman Kansas triathlon was long Saturday at Clinton Lake. Athletes prep for today’s triathlon
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1A
For those preparing to swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and run 13.1 miles, the breakfast of champions comes in all shapes and sizes.
2:00 p.m.
Dan Lalley checks over Ellie, a sealed lynx spotted tabby from Canada. Lalley was one of the judges for Saturday’s American Cat Fanciers Association’s cat show in Lawrence. Cat judges and breeders travel widely to various shows during cat show season. Show draws cat lovers from across the country
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1B
For your average house cat, there are a few universal qualities people desire in their feline companions: Friendliness, playfulness, litter-training and being well-behaved.
6:00 p.m.
Couples dance around the Burger King restaurant at 1107 W. Sixth St., which is better-known as the “BK Lounge” on Monday nights. The event draws 30 to 45 people a week, including a few musicians who play dance numbers. BK Lounge: Senior group turns local Burger King in a weekly honky-tonk joint
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Marge Rocker can’t sit still any longer.

All stories

NBA’s one-and-done rule has to go
June 14, 2009 in print edition on C2
Dwight Howard never did it. Neither did Kobe Bryant, Rashard Lewis nor Andrew Bynum.
Interleague saves Royals
K.C. upends Reds, 7-4
June 14, 2009 in print edition on C7
Kansas City beat Cincinnati, 7-4, for its first back-to-back victories since May 17-19.
Pratt cowgirl relishes outdoor post
June 14, 2009 in print edition on B5
Beth Mertens’ weathered hands held the reins of the horse she was riding.
Breaking the habit
New federal legislation may be the important next step in reducing America’s tobacco use.
June 14, 2009 in print edition on B6
There may be a few Americans out there who really enjoy their cigarette habit, but by far the majority will tell you they wish they could quit.