Archive for Monday, August 30, 2010

Also from August 30

On the street
Photo galleries
Davenport Orchards and Winery volunteer picking The day in photos, August 30, 2010
How many points will KU score in its first game against North Dakota State?

Poll results

Response Percent
50 or more
Total 538
Do you use Facebook to organize events with family and friends?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m not on Facebook
Total 672
Has the taste of Lawrence's tap water changed your H2O drinking habits?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 660

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The Taser Model X26, with the distinctive yellow handle, is carried by 41 Lawrence police officers. Police find mere threat of using Taser is effective
August 29, 2010 in print edition on 1B
In the two and a half years Lawrence police have been carrying bright yellow Tasers, the potentially painful and debilitating shock the devices can unload has become well-recognized by local suspects. And they want no part of it.
6:00 a.m.
Blacksmith Kate Dinneen, of Lawrence, works at Walt Hull’s shop in Pleasant Grove. Dinneen is putting together a workshop of blacksmiths to design a gate for the Black Jack Battlefield park east of Baldwin City. Blacksmiths will forge piece of history
August 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Local blacksmith Kate Dinneen has been hammering red-hot rods of steel into leaf-shaped pieces of art to raise money for a gate at Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park.
10:00 a.m.
Boaters Rob Fanning, Olathe, left, and Dean Penny, Lawrence, trade fishing stories in August 2010 near the Clinton Lake Marina. At that time, Lawrence’s water supply was under attack from blue-green algae, and the KDHE has issued public warnings to stay out of some lakes in the state because of the plant’s toxicity. Clinton Lake is not among those affected. Algae contamination likely to grow
August 30, 2010 in print edition on 1A
The city of Lawrence isn’t the only place under siege by an aquatic menace that’s causing a funky taste in the drinking water.
2:00 p.m.
The suspense of catching up with high school classmates has changed since Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites became popular. Status spoilers: Is Facebook helping or hurting class reunions?
August 30, 2010
Part of a high school reunion’s allure has always been the mystery of it: Did the valedictorian finish medical school? How about the emo chick — did she ever get over her obsession with the color black? But in today’s information era, where nearly everyone has a web presence on sites like Facebook or Twitter, the mystery’s solved: We already know. We watch it unfold via pictures, then read the blogs.
6:00 p.m.
Mango Agua Fresca, Cherry-Cucumber Cooler, and Watermelon Lemonade. Summer in a glass
August 30, 2010
The days of summer are winding down, bringing with them nights perfect for sitting on your deck/patio/porch/balcony /couch and enjoying yourself before the temperature plummets us into fall and (shudder!) winter.

All stories

Risky cuts
Funding cuts to state mental hospitals are putting Kansans at risk.
August 30, 2010 in print edition on A7
Overcrowding that has forced state mental hospitals to stop taking voluntary admissions is a dangerous situation for Kansas.
Haley encouraged
K.C. coach positive despite 0-7 preseason mark
August 30, 2010 in print edition on B1
The last time the Kansas City Chiefs won a preseason game, their coach was Herm Edwards and their president was George W. Bush.