Archive for Monday, June 14, 2010

Also from June 14

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, June 14, 2010
Polls
Should casinos provide patrons free alcohol if they are gambling?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
62%
No
 
37%
Total 1521
Do you think a 10-institution Big 12 would be the best-case scenario for KU?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
67%
No
 
24%
Undecided
 
7%
Total 766
Are you concerned about the number of X-rays you have received in your lifetime?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
78%
Yes
 
17%
Not sure
 
3%
Total 765
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Don and Brenda Jardon sail out at Clinton Lake. Sail Kansas: Landlocked sailors thrive in their beloved pastime
June 13, 2010
Think about sailing, and you might imagine the azure open waters of Key West, Cape Cod or Australia’s Barrier Reef. But, Kansas? Not exactly a mecca for mariners.
10:00 a.m.
Jason Becker recently finished a four-month bike ride across Africa from Cairo to Capetown, South Africa. He was riding his bike Tuesday afternoon near Lakeview Road. Cyclist logs 7,500 miles on single trip — across Africa
June 14, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence resident Jason Becker best describes himself as “adventurous.” The former Wichita high school art teacher has worked his entire life to help others and to venture outside his comfort zone. That effort would never be more evident than during his latest excursion.
2:00 p.m.
A bicyclist rides through a crosswalk across 14th Street at Massachusetts Street, just north of Central Junior High School. The foreground crosswalk markings are barely visible compared with the markings across Massachusetts, visible at upper left and right. City officials are looking to accelerate a program that brightens lane markings and crosswalks across town. City draws plan, budget for marking roads
June 14, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence city officials are looking to accelerate a program that brightens lane markings on major streets in town, even as a national shortage of marking materials threatens to curtail such work later this year.
6:00 p.m.
By Dave Loewenstein, from his installation in downtown Kansas City. Your life is an open Facebook
June 14, 2010
Since Facebook opened to the public in 2006, the site’s privacy walls have steadily eroded. Much of users’ once-private info is now permanently public and easily shared with third parties—and many users have no idea that’s the case…
7:43 p.m.
Big 12 realignment
Big 12 Conference lives on
Posted June 14, 2010
10:07 p.m. Update Hey all, one more update for tonight... The Big 12's official website now has confirmed this situation and it also has released ...

All stories

Yes, realignment all about money — so what?
June 14, 2010 in print edition on B2
The world of college football has gone crazy in the last week.
Truck sales indicate economy is picking up
June 14, 2010 in print edition on A1
If you want a hint about the economic recovery, follow that truck.
Sticky issues in overhaul threaten entire bill
June 14, 2010 in print edition on A2
They are the sticking points that would gum up the Wall Street overhaul.
Big step forward
The city’s acquisition of the former Farmland property finally is moving forward.
June 14, 2010 in print edition on A7
Finalizing the city’s acquisition of the former Farmland Industries site at the east edge of Lawrence opens some exciting economic development possibilities for the community.