Archive for Saturday, August 7, 2010

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Douglas County Jail's garden sits southwest of the facility. Inmates at the jail are learning how to grow vegetables. New garden project flourishing at Douglas County Jail
August 5, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Mike Caron, programs director at the Douglas County Jail, was told the soil wasn’t exactly perfect for growing food. But a few months after starting the jail’s first garden, a wide variety of vegetables and fruits are thriving.
6:00 a.m.
Chris Craig, Lawrence, uses a blow torch between rounds to cut a hole for his shifter in preparation for a consolation round during the Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby. After initial rounds at Friday evening’s event, derby competitors like Craig could be found hurriedly fixing their cars with sledgehammers, wrenches and even intense heat. Rough riders gear up for fair’s demolition derby
August 7, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Chris Craig sits in the front seat of his silver 1980 Chevy Caprice, but he’s not driving the car. He’s using a welding torch to cut a hole in the floor of his car, in a race against the clock to get back into the muddy arena they call the demolition derby.
10:00 a.m.
Five-year-old Christian Moore blows up balloons for his father, James Moore, who runs a carnival dart-throwing stand at the Douglas County Fair. Christian, who is on the road with his dad and Moore’s Greater Shows for the summer, is in the sixth generation of Moores to travel with the carnival. Carnival workers adapt to life on the road
August 6, 2010 in print edition on 1A
When you ask the work crew to see the man in charge of all the rides at the Douglas County Fair, they direct you to Ricky Moore, the man in the Hawaiian shirt.
6:00 p.m.
Personal trainer James Findley slaps hands with Southwest Junior High School ninth-grader Kieran Sebera after a leg workout at Therapy Works, 1311 Wakarusa Drive. Findley has spent the summer working with young athletes, mainly high school students, who are interested in going through conditioning to prepare for the upcoming sports season. The Athletic Republic: Program helps student athletes earn pro objectives
August 7, 2010 in print edition on 1D
Amanda Fevurly could be sitting by the pool on a sunny summer afternoon, but instead, the Lawrence High School junior is staring down a treadmill set at a 35 percent incline and a rumbling speed of 10 miles per hour.

All stories

Weak hiring signals long slog ahead
August 7, 2010 in print edition on A2
The nation isn’t creating nearly enough jobs to reduce persistently high unemployment.
Around and about
August 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
News from around and about for August 7, 2010.
Club news
August 7, 2010 in print edition on B5
Club news for August 7, 2010.
Crises test leadership of Pakistan
U.S.-allied country coping with floods, war
August 7, 2010 in print edition on A7
Not for the first time, Pakistan appears to be teetering on the edge with a government unable to cope.
Sooners seek fresh start
Stoops says OU has ‘makings of a lot of special players’
August 7, 2010 in print edition on C5
It’s time for Oklahoma to move on.
Tyson Gay upsets Bolt in 100 meters
August 7, 2010 in print edition on C2
It turns out Usain Bolt can be beaten.