Archive for Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Also from June 23

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 23, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
What will you best remember Ed McMahon for?

Poll results

Response Percent
Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” sidekick
 
69%
Spokesman for American Family Sweepstakes
 
15%
Host of “Star Search”
 
11%
Jerry Lewis’ sidekick on Lewis’ annual Muscular Dystrophy telethon
 
1%
Dick Clark’s co-host on “TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes”
 
1%
Total 857
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
James Kittel gets ready to drive for Jim Frownfelter, a 37-year veteran of teaching driver’s ed for Lawrence Public Schools. Driver’s ed has now been taught in Lawrence for 50 years. Behind the wheels: A lot has changed in 50 years of driver’s ed in Lawrence
June 22, 2009
Ben Stewart wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he started teaching driver’s education at Central Junior High School in 1959. “I was nervous,” says Stewart, who now is 88 years old. “My wife says it took me three years to get over my nerves and settle into it.”
6:00 a.m.
A helicopter ambulance takes a Nebraska man to a Kansas City-area hospital after a rollover accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway leaves three men injured. One of the men was ejected from the gold Ford Explorer. One person taken by helicopter, two others by ground ambulance after rollover accident on SLT
5:24 p.m., June 22, 2009 Updated 7:31 a.m. in print edition on 4A
Two Lawrence men and a 16-year-old Lawrence boy were injured in a rollover accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway in southwest Lawrence Monday evening.
10:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Abbas Rezayazdi, left, wearing a Kansas University T-shirt, voted in the recent Iranian elections. Rezayazdi, a native of Iran, has lived in the U.S. since 1977, but he is still eligible to vote in his homeland. With him, from left, are his wife, Carolyn Hoang, his sister and his mother. The ink stains on their fingers indicate that they’ve voted. ‘You tell the world’: Iranians reach out to visitors to relay chaos in homeland
June 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
As the world watches protests and violence unfold in Iran, Lawrence resident Abbas Rezayazdi is pretty sure he knows what will happen next. “I think things will die down,” Rezayazdi said. “As oppressive as it is going to be, as hard as the police are going to come down on protesters, that is what will happen.”
6:00 p.m.
Buildings sit empty in downtown Eudora between 714 and 724 Main St. Eudora downtown improvements don’t produce desired results
June 22, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The $1.4 million spent on improvements to Eudora’s Main Street was supposed to lead to more foot traffic and a more attractive setting that might attract businesses.

All stories

Leader of the pride
LHS introduces Mike Lewis as new coach
June 23, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence High boys basketball coach Mike Lewis was introduced at a news conference Monday.
Free State’s Hull twins earn all-state honors
Several other area softball players named all-state
June 23, 2009 in print edition on B4
Free State twins Maggie and Rosie Hull were named all-state by the Kansas Softball Coaches Association this week.