Archive for Tuesday, August 17, 2010

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KU football practice, August 17, 2010 The day in photos, August 17, 2010
Do you take precautions to protect your hearing by adjusting the volume of your stereo or portable music player?

Poll results

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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Megan Paisley of Crane River Farm, greets Camillle Cody while the “market kids” play in the back of Paisley’s truck during the season’s first Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market on April 10. Paisley is part of a growing trend of female farmers, which now account for an estimated 30 percent of farmers in the US. A label for local: Getting Kaw Valley food — no guess work needed
August 16, 2010
It’s no secret the local food movement has legs and has become more and more popular over the last few years, but what exactly is local?
6:00 a.m.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby on Monday discusses the computer breakdown at his agency over the past few days. Bremby said KDHE is busy restoring systems but that no data was compromised or lost. Bremby: KDHE computer problems to cost more than $600,000 to solve
4:27 p.m., August 16, 2010 Updated 8:01 a.m. in print edition on 3A
What was supposed to be a “never event” — the crash of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment computer system — became a real event recently, causing a lot of heartburn and costing a lot of money, officials said Monday.
10:15 a.m.
Steve Stewart, fleet manager for the city, shows off Lawrence's electric car in this 2008 file photo. City commissioners are being asked to apply for up to $250,000 in federal stimulus funds that would create new “fueling stations” for electric-hybrid cars, and also allow the city and county to add four new electric vehicles to their fleet. City considers adding electric vehicles, charging stations
August 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Plug the parking meter and plug in the car. It may be a concept coming to Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Carolyn Bailey, granddaughter of E.H.S. Bailey, the creator of the Rock Chalk Chant, was on hand to meet the Jayhawks and cheer on the new students during Traditions Night in Memorial Stadium on Monday. New Jayhawks learn how to wing it
August 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
It’s just threes, ones and a four.
6:00 p.m.
From left, Kennedy preschoolers Kieran Bryant, Levi Cottrell, Mason Fewell, Madison Newman, Hannah Hillebert and Trey Green line up for lunch, Monday, August 16, 2010 at Kennedy School. It was the first day of preschool for approximately 130 students at Kennedy. Preschoolers take dip into academic pool
August 16, 2010 in print edition on 3A
In Donna Lang’s room at Kennedy School, there are no homework assignments, no math problems and not even any desks.

All stories

KU drops to No. 47 in college rankings
Provost says there’s room to improve on U.S. News and World Report’s list
August 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
Kansas University dropped four spots among public universities in the most recent U.S. News and World Report college rankings.
People in the news
August 17, 2010 in print edition on B7
People in the news for August 17, 2010.
Pump patrol
August 17, 2010 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.59 at several stations.
Welcome, students
The influx of young people to the area each fall is a good reminder of how much local universities add to the economy and vitality of Douglas County.
August 17, 2010 in print edition on A7
The weather cooled off this week just in time for activities to start heating up at the local universities that mean so much to Lawrence and Douglas County.
New Jayhawks learn how to wing it
Traditions Night is the school of rock, chalk
August 17, 2010 in print edition on A1
It’s just threes, ones and a four.