Archive for Sunday, April 25, 2010

Also from April 25

On the street
Photo galleries
Kansas baseball vs. Texas Tech The day in photos, April 25, 2010 Jenny Ray: Desperately seeking diagnosis

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Pastor Erik Rocha gives a sermon during a recent service of the Centro Cristiano Nueva Vida, which meets at the Clinton Parkway Assembly of God Church. Dios mio: Spanish speakers in Lawrence now have church services to call their own
April 24, 2010 in print edition on 1D
For Christians worldwide, God is God, whether you call him “Dios,” “Dieu,” “Gott” or something else entirely. But talking to and about God in a language that’s not your own? That can be, well, difficult…
6:00 a.m.
Riding in downtown’s new pedicab are Carlin Francis, 18, left, and Autumn Magiera, 31, both of Lawrence. The two got their first ride with Shane Powers, 24, Lawrence, who has invested $3,000 for a pedicab, got a city license and pedals around downtown Lawrence making $1 per block per person in his new business. New business owner pedals his services downtown
April 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
You can’t train your posterior. Massachusetts Street isn’t flat.
10:00 a.m.
Jenny Ray McGee, a 20-year-old Lawrence High school graduate, crying, stares out of a California Pizza Kitchen restaurant window Jan. 26, the morning of a doctor’s appointment at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Jenny Ray, who has an undiagnosed genetic condition, was to get lab results back at the hospital, and she hoped she would finally find out what is causing the sickness in her body. Desperately seeking diagnosis
April 25, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Nobody knows what’s wrong with Jenny Ray McGee.
2:00 p.m.
Volunteers Judith Emde, left, and Molly Hood pull compost from the bed of a truck as they and others work to create a native prairie garden at the northeast corner of Centennial Park, at Ninth Street and Rockledge Road. These two were among about 300 volunteers who showed up to various sites in Douglas County on Saturday to work as a part of the Day of Caring. Volunteers show how much they care
April 25, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Hundreds of volunteers spent Saturday planting gardens, painting and pulling weeds across Douglas County as part of the annual Day of Caring event sponsored by Roger Hill Volunteer Center.
6:00 p.m.
Baseball was Bill James hobby until he made a name for himself in the baseball world by analyzing players and statistics to project likely future results. One new hobby that replaced baseball was an interest in collecting sculptures and facsimiles of real people. James is pictured at his Lawrence home. On being Bill James: Lawrence historian discusses baseball, crime books and bobbleheads
April 25, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Like all true obsessions, baseball has a grip on James’ heart, as well as his head. He works largely by the numbers - methodically, empirically, diagnostically. Yet, he waxes poetic on the heady days of early spring…

All stories

Dwindling support
As state support for Kansas universities wanes, officials foresee a day when universities may have to rely entirely on private funds.
April 25, 2010 in print edition on B6
In an interview with a Kansas City newspaper last week, Kansas State University President Kirk Schulz made the surprising prediction that his public university would be operating entirely on private funds within the next 20 years.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘The Soul’s Garden’
April 25, 2010 in print edition on D3
Red poppies Awakening from a Sleeping song —
Last words: Mark Twain’s final, stormy years are revisited
April 25, 2010 in print edition on D3
Mark Twain died here on April 21, a century ago.
Implants open new world to deaf girl
April 25, 2010 in print edition on B5
Anna Beach has a white Care Bear that goes everywhere with her.
Desperately seeking diagnosis
Woman wants answers, cure to ailment
April 25, 2010 in print edition on A1
Nobody knows what’s wrong with Jenny Ray McGee.
Pizza challenge pays off for Kansas man
Overland Park resident devours giant pie, wins money toward trip to Las Vegas
April 25, 2010 in print edition on B2
A Kansas man trying to pay for a trip to Las Vegas earned several hundred dollars by wolfing down more than 300 square inches of pizza in an hour.
Paper considers lovers’ spat a possible hoax
April 25, 2010 in print edition on A7
Was it a lovers’ quarrel or stunt?
Should you buy or rent?
Cost gap is at lowest level in decades
April 25, 2010 in print edition on E1
Thinking of buying a home? Consider this: The gap between monthly rents and mortgage payments is at its lowest level in almost 20 years.