Archive for Friday, June 26, 2009

Also from June 26

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 26, 2009
Podcasts
Polls
Will you be attending the St. John's Mexican Fiesta this year?

Poll results

Response Percent
No.
 
68%
Yes.
 
21%
I haven’t decided yet.
 
10%
Total 442
What is your favorite Michael Jackson album?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Thriller”
 
46%
I’m not a fan
 
29%
Other
 
7%
“ABC” (The Jackson Five)
 
7%
“Bad”
 
6%
“Ben”
 
1%
“Invincible”
 
0%
Total 1231
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Allison Olassa. Miss Allison
June 25, 2009 in print edition on 1C
There’s something enviable about Allison Olassa’s folksy lifestyle. She plays a sort of timeless music that’s as free and loose as Gillian Welch, and she pays the bills by cleaning houses (with all-natural products, of course)…
6:00 a.m.
The Kansas Board of Regents on Wednesday approved a budget request that could get back over three years all the funding that lawmakers and Gov. Mark Parkinson have cut from post-secondary schools this year. Officials approve a 6 percent tuition increase at KU
12:24 p.m., June 25, 2009 Updated 2:36 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Anticipating another round of budget cuts, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday approved a 6 percent tuition increase for many students at Kansas University, and a 7 percent increase on the four-year compact for the incoming freshman class.
10:00 a.m.
Relay For Life fundraiser Bob Silipigni, who reached his career fundraising goal of $100,000 this year, talks Tuesday at his Lawrence home about how his late mother, Flora C. Silini, watched her own father and brother die of cancer. Silipigni collected $23,775 this year for Relay For Life, sending his career fundraising total to $106,366.63. Dedication pays off in fight against cancer
June 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence resident Bob Silipigni is doing extraordinary things to fight cancer and help provide services for people suffering from the disease.
2:00 p.m.
Jim and Joan Vandergriff, of Leavenworth County, display a 1942 3HW Triumph, just one motorcycle in their extensive collection.                                Leavenworth County couple comes together over motorcycle collecting
June 25, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Their wedding day helped ensure Jim and Joan Vandergriff would have a motorcycle marriage.
6:00 p.m.
Mary Ross, of Bismarck Gardens just outside North Lawrence, looks over an ear of sweet corn Thursday. This year’s crop of sweet corn will be available beginning next week, after spring rains forced a delay in planting. Ross expects to begin selling sweet corn on Tuesday. Farmers to gather sweet corn
June 26, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It’s not ready yet. Area farmers say spring rains forced a later planting — so it will be at least next week before that delicious sweet corn is available.

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