Archive for Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Also from June 24

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Renovation work continues at Allen Fieldhouse
Podcasts
Polls
How much do you care about politicians' personal lives?

Poll results

Response Percent
I care little because what they do in their personal life is their business
 
45%
I care a lot because what they do in their personal life impacts their public life.
 
29%
I care somewhat.
 
22%
Not sure.
 
2%
Total 785
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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.
6:00 a.m.
Keeping cool Tuesday was no problem for Checkers Foods employee Brett Anderson, 17, who donned a hooded sweatshirt to stock items in the 35-degree dairy case. Temperatures outside were another story, with heat index values in the triple digits. Today is expected to be a scorcher as well. Heat advisory upgraded to Excessive Heat Warning until 7 p.m. Thursday
7:37 a.m., June 23, 2009 Updated 1:04 p.m.
Because extremely hot, humid conditions are expected to persist for four consecutive days — through Thursday — the National Weather Service has upgraded the heat advisory that had been in effect for Lawrence and surrounding areas to an Excessive Heat Warning.
6:00 a.m.
Keeping cool Tuesday was no problem for Checkers Foods employee Brett Anderson, 17, who donned a hooded sweatshirt to stock items in the 35-degree dairy case. Temperatures outside were another story, with heat index values in the triple digits. Today is expected to be a scorcher as well. Residents get creative in finding relief from the scorching heat
3:01 p.m., June 23, 2009 Updated 5:39 a.m. in print edition on 1A
The city pool, the frozen-food section of a grocery store, a shade tree and a “beer cave” might seem unrelated, but Lawrence residents are seeking refuge in those places as they try to escape the sticky summer heat.
10:00 a.m.
A cyclist passes by a dead armadillo in the middle of County Road 458, just west of U.S. Highway 59, Tuesday. Armadillos are not common to this part of Kansas. Armadillos venturing northward — and upward
June 24, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Turns out an armadillo’s natural defenses don’t stand up all that well to cars, trucks and SUVs. A suit of armor doesn’t do much good when you jump up to three times your height while standing in the middle of the road.
2:00 p.m.
An overview of Kansas University. KU submits new tuition proposal, but officials aren’t talking
June 23, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Kansas University has submitted a new tuition proposal, but officials on Tuesday refused to release any information about it.

All stories

KU freshman Elijah Johnson undergoes knee scope
Las Vegas PG to miss 2-to-3 weeks of pick-up action
06:54 p.m., June 24, 2009 Updated 12:00 a.m.
KU freshman Elijah Johnson had arthroscopic knee surgery Tuesday in Lawrence.
Progress being made on LHS, Free State fields
New fields at Lawrence, Free State high schools should be finished by Aug. 15
June 24, 2009 in print edition on A3
The rain last week turned to a summer heat wave, but that hasn’t deterred work on the new high school athletic fields.