Archive for Monday, April 26, 2010

Also from April 26

Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, April 26, 2010
Polls
How many of these four bad habits do you have — smoking, drinking too much, inactivity and poor diet?

Poll results

Response Percent
Two
 
34%
One
 
31%
None
 
18%
Three
 
8%
Four
 
7%
Total 1299
Which KU football offensive position group are you most concerned about heading into next fall?

Poll results

Response Percent
Quarterbacks
 
43%
Offensive Line
 
27%
Running Backs/Fullbacks
 
13%
Wide Receivers
 
9%
Undecided
 
5%
Tight Ends
 
1%
Total 473
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.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…
6:00 a.m.
Haskell Indian Nations University students Patricia Fuqua, Tlingit, of Anchorage, Alaska, left, and Bobbie Wells, North Arapaho, of Ethete, Wyo., have a laugh as they work to attach fins to the base of a 12-foot rocket in Sequoyah Hall on the Haskell campus. They are members of a class that will take the rocket, which is made of G-10 fiberglass, to the First Nations Tribal College High-Powered Rocketry Contest next weekend near Milwaukee. According to Lucas Miller, instructor of mathematics at Haskell, the rocket is expected to travel more than 9,500 feet into the air. Rocket project designed to launch math, science interests
April 26, 2010 in print edition on 1A
It’s T minus five days and counting for a group of Haskell Indian Nations University students, preparing to take a semester’s worth of work and shoot it more than 9,500 feet into the air.
10:00 a.m.
Dr. Charles Yockey and his wife, Nancy, ride their recumbent, tandem tricycle down a residential street. The Yockeys ride as often as they can in the evenings, and usually cover about 20 miles in two hours. Couple enjoy taking tricycle for a spin
April 26, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence and Douglas County are home to many avid cyclists, who may ride contraptions with one, two, three wheels or more.
2:00 p.m.
Miguel Luevano is the deli counter manager at Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa. He says he enjoys the benefits of flex time. Around the clock: Flex-plan policies developing as win-win scheduling for companies, employees
April 26, 2010
When it started in 1951, Hoss & Brown Engineers operated much like most other businesses did at that time — employees worked from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days a week. And maybe then some.
6:00 p.m.
Jack Ozegovic, Lawrence, prepares to launch his glider inside The Percolator, 913 R.I., which hosted the first Lawrence Paper Glider Fly-in workshop on April 17. Participants learned how to make handmade paper gliders. The event was in tandem with the gallery’s current exhibit, “Out of Thin Air.” Up in the air: Percolator gallery hosts wind-themed show ‘Out of Thin Air’
April 26, 2010
Paper airplanes, balloon-launched Twinkies and kazoos are all elevated to high art for the latest interactive art exhibit at the Percolator art space, “Out of Thin Air”…

All stories

Saviors as tornado hit: A table, a wall, a freezer
April 26, 2010 in print edition on A2
One prayed to God under a communion table as his church was blown to pieces around him.
Rail trail up for state park status
Prairie Spirit Trail runs from Ottawa to Iola
April 26, 2010 in print edition on A1
A hike and bike trail in northeast Kansas could become an official state park.
Do it right
Plans to reconstruct a section of Iowa Street should include addition of a center turn lane.
April 26, 2010 in print edition on A7
Lawrence city commissioners will be asked Tuesday to approve plans to rebuild Iowa Street from Yale Road south to Bob Billings Parkway.