Archive for Thursday, August 12, 2010

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On the street
Photo galleries
2010 Douglas County Fair Demolition Derby The day in photos, August 12, 2010
Should you take off your hat for the playing of the National Anthem?

Poll results

Response Percent
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Over 30 volunteers built mud forts on the banks of the Kansas River Tuesday, August 10, 2010. The forts are part of an annual event commemorating Lawrence's role in the Civil War. Kids dig in and learn a little Kansas history during mud fort event
August 10, 2010 in print edition on 1A
At 7 years old, Brady Traffas could finally join his older brother Kade this year in building mud forts by the Kansas River.
6:00 a.m.
Campaign Notebook: Voters at Brownback rallies voice concerns
4:18 p.m., August 11, 2010 Updated 4:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Brownback, who embarked on a four-day campaign tour, faces Democrat Tom Holland in the Nov. 2 general election.
2:00 p.m.
KU senior linebacker Drew Dudley missed spring drills after having surgery on his left shoulder. Full strength: KU’s Dudley eager to prove himself after surgery
August 12, 2010 in print edition on 1B
Last year, Drew Dudley made 88 total tackles — surpassed on Kansas University’s football team only by Darrell Stuckey’s 93 — had 8 1⁄2 tackles for loss and was credited with three sacks. Not half bad for a man operating at only half strength.
6:00 p.m.
Max Moore sits on his 1950 Ferguson tractor after pulling it out of one of his barns on his farm north and west of Baldwin City Tuesday morning. Moore was undefeated on his favored Ferguson during the years he entered the Vinland Fair tractor pull. The 92-year-old will be there with it Friday to be recognized. 92-year-old who won first Vinland Fair tractor pull recalls passion for event
August 11, 2010 in print edition on 1A
When it comes to the Vinland Fair’s tractor-pull competition, no one can hold a candle to Max Moore. Moore, who is 92 years old and still actively farms his 300 acres just north and west of Baldwin City, was on the fair board when the idea was hatched to have a tractor pull back in the early 1960s. He also won the first tractor pull with his Ford, but his favorite, the 1950 Ferguson, has a better record.

All stories

Service returns after truck snaps power pole
Semi trucks asked to avoid exit 202 until repairs are made
08:42 a.m., August 12, 2010 Updated 05:00 p.m. in print edition on A1
Over 1,300 people lost power Thursday morning after a Penny’s Concrete truck rolled over and hit a power pole.
Judicial politics
Kansans adopted the state’s current judicial nomination system to shield the process from politics and cronyism — and the system is working just fine.
August 12, 2010 in print edition on A7
The issue of changing the way Kansas Supreme Court justices are selected again is being raised, along with a number of questionable arguments in favor of fixing a problem that doesn’t exist.