Archive for Thursday, July 29, 2010

Also from July 29

Audio clips
Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, July 29, 2010 Red X
Polls
Do political endorsements influence how you vote?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
84%
Yes
 
15%
Total 566
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Tonganoxie mayor Mike Vestal Tonganoxie mayor resigns in wake of obscene e-mail scandal
12:53 p.m., July 28, 2010 Updated 4:21 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal resigned as mayor of the city at noon Wednesday, two days after it was revealed he had sent an improper e-mail from a computer he uses in his duties with the city’s answering service.
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence resident Mike Strauss laces up before a pickup game of basketball July 21 at Kansas University’s Robinson Gymnasium. Transplant recipients revel in new athleticism at games
July 29, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Not many people can say they have had a life-changing experience, a live-or-die moment, a miracle.
10:00 a.m.
Heather Watgen, left, laughs as Candi Baker, director of dance at the Lawrence Arts Center, center, shies away after Roscoe Johnson III of the Hip Hop Academy expands on Baker’s rap about her arthritic knees Wednesday at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vt. Lawrence educators spent part of the morning with Johnson and others with the academy during the Art of Integration Summer Workshop organized by the Lied Center at Kansas University. Workshop leaders led educators through a session geared toward using aspects of hip-hop, like rhyme structuring, as a vehicle for teaching. Pumping up the cultural volume
July 29, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Fifth-graders in Heather Watgen’s class at Cordley School can look forward to composing their own urban rhythms in a couple of weeks.
2:00 p.m.
A group of women from Egypt and Morocco are participating in a leadership conference at Kansas University funded by a grant from the U.S. State Department. Yasminah, from left, and Radwa, both of Egypt, listen during a recent session. The women asked that their last names not be used. KU hosts leadership program for women from Egypt, Morocco
July 28, 2010
A group of 20 international students received a crash-course in American leadership at KU this week.
6:00 p.m.
Lawrence police Sgt. Bill Cory explains some of the specifics regarding the department's new patrol vehicle Thursday outside the Law Enforcement Center. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of the new vehicle is the reflective police decals on the side doors that are only plainly visible when reflecting light. Audit of Lawrence Police Department to be completed by October
July 28, 2010 in print edition on 3A
After nearly two years worth of delays, an audit of the Lawrence Police Department is now set to be completed by early October.

All stories

Our town sports
July 29, 2010 in print edition on B2
A compilation of local events, accomplishments and goings-on.
Bioscience momentum
The national attention Kansas is receiving certainly won’t hurt its efforts to become a leader in biotechnology ventures.
July 29, 2010 in print edition on A7
A ranking released this week by a national site selection publication is great news for people who envision a bright future for Kansas in bioscience research and industry.