Archive for Thursday, August 5, 2010

Also from August 5

On the street
Photo galleries
2010 Main Street Live: Eudora The day in photos, August 5, 2010
Do you think you'll attend any events for "Civil War on the Western Frontier"?

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin passes by new department recruits at a press conference on August 4, 2010. On August 3, Olin announced he was retiring effective September 1. Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin announces retirement
1:32 p.m., August 3, 2010 Updated 6:59 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Soon there will be a new top cop in Lawrence for the first time in more than 20 years.
6:00 a.m.
The Riverfront Plaza is the site of the Lawrence offices for Sunflower Broadband. The World Company announced Wednesday that the cable company had been sold to Georgia-based Knology for $165 million.  Company agrees to purchase Sunflower Broadband
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
A Georgia-based communications company has agreed to purchase Lawrence-based Sunflower Broadband, ending more than 40 years of the Simons family owning the cable, Internet and phone company.
10:00 a.m.
Kansas quarterbacks Jordan Webb and Kale Pick are still in the lead for the position. Pick ’em: Freshman Webb still co-leader with sophomore Pick for KU starting QB spot
August 4, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University offensive coordinator Chuck Long has a simple theory on quarterbacks that might help explain why the KU coaching staff has yet to pick a starter for the 2010 season.
12:08 p.m.
Kansas players form a circle for a game of hot potato before the start of the first day of fall practice, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010 at the practice fields adjacent to Memorial Stadium. Back for more: Quigley embraces role as camp opens
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Most college football players get four — maybe five — cracks at the first day of fall practice. On Wednesday, Kansas University senior Angus Quigley completed his sixth.
2:00 p.m.
Mary Ellen Barnes examines a jar of jam Tuesday at the Douglas County Fair. She will travel to eight county fairs this year to judge countless jars of jam, without tasting any of them. Jam judge brings over 30 years of expertise to the Douglas County Fair
August 4, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Ask Douglas County Fair jam judge Mary Ellen Barnes nearly any question about canning fruit, and she has the answer.
6:00 p.m.
Holcomb 1, pictured above, is operating at 85 percent capacity. The Holcomb Station Project proposed by Sunflower Electric Power Corporation would add a second plant that would operate at 90 percent capacity. Jobs pitted against environment at coal-fired plant hearing
6:53 p.m., August 4, 2010 Updated 8:27 a.m. in print edition on 1A
About 100 people attended the first portion of a hearing on a proposal by Sunflower Electric Power Corp. to build the 895-megawatt plant. Another 75 people were on hand for the evening portion of the hearing.

All stories

Our Town Sports
August 5, 2010 in print edition on B3
A weekly roundup of local events, achievements and happenings.
Police professional
Lawrence’s retiring police chief deserves credit for the way he has run his department for the last 23 years.
August 5, 2010 in print edition on A7
It’s hard to come up with a better word than Mayor Mike Amyx used to describe Lawrence Police Chief Ron Olin: professional.
People in the news
August 5, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for August 5, 2010.