Archive for Friday, August 20, 2010

Also from August 20

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence High School football stadium additions The day in photos, August 20, 2010
Polls
If you had to choose, would you expand coal or nuclear energy to meet demand for electricity?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nuclear
 
78%
Coal
 
21%
Total 1097
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Metsker Family has been farming in Douglas County for 150 years.  Fourth-generation son Phil Metsker, 56, is putting together a family gathering on Aug. 21 at the original 240-acre farm. Family celebrating 150 years of farming in Douglas County
August 18, 2010 in print edition on 1A
In 1860, Phillip Metsker and his two brothers transformed 240 acres of prairie grass into farmland. Today, another Phillip Metsker, the settler’s great-grandson, grows corn and soybeans while also working full-time as district manager for Taylor Seed Farms.
6:00 a.m.
Kale Pick runs drills in spring practice on March 28. Pick is in a quarterback battle with Jordan Webb. Pick the pick: Sophomore from Dodge City will be KU starting QB
3:22 p.m., August 19, 2010 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on 1B
The quarterback on the roster who spent the most time with Todd Reesing will get the first crack at replacing him.
10:00 a.m.
Steve Hall, utility operator at the Kaw River Water Treatment Plant, makes his rounds in this August 2010 file photo, collecting samples of water from the basins at the plant. Many Lawrence residents at the time complained about their water tasting and smelling musty. Officials at the plant attributed the problem to byproducts of algae. City: Algae in lakes to blame for musty-tasting water
9:47 a.m., August 19, 2010 Updated 5:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Your tongue isn’t playing a dirty trick on you. Lawrence’s drinking water really does taste odd.
2:00 p.m.
Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins expresses his excitement in solidifying the future of the Big 12 Conference during a press conference Wednesday, June 16, 2010. KU restructures athletics board; chancellor considering non-university members
10:11 a.m., August 19, 2010 Updated 5:47 p.m. in print edition on 1A
State higher education officials on Thursday agreed with a decision by Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little to remove Athletic Director Lew Perkins as chairman of the Kansas Athletics Corp. Board of Directors.
6:00 p.m.
Chad Hull, a service technician with Cloud Heating, makes a service inspection in this 2009 file photo on a home gas furnace. Black Hills withdraws rate increase request
August 20, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Black Hills Energy wants to withdraw a plan that would increase customers’ heating bills in return for providing energy efficiency programs.

All stories

Major study proves 22-mile plume of oil isn’t going away
August 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
The oil is there, at least 22 miles of it. You just can’t see it.
Farm families
The Metskers and other long-time farm families are an important part of Douglas County’s economy and history.
August 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Maintaining a farm through 150 years and four generations of the same family is no small feat.
Moon may be shrinking, but slowly
August 20, 2010 in print edition on A2
The moon may be shrinking.