Archive for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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The day in photos, May 18, 2010
Are you more likely to buy something that is considered "green," or less harmful to the environment?

Poll results

Response Percent
Total 774

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Idol talk: Lawrence residents reminisce about their teen crushes
May 17, 2010
The hottest man on the planet isn’t a man at all. He’s looking for his estranged “Baby,” even though at 16, he’s not much more than a baby himself. And that’s just the way millions of girls like him.
6:00 a.m.
Weeks before the Quinceañera, Alia Eryn Zilliox tries on her dress in Topeka. Quinceañera ceremony for young Lawrence girl brings Latin American tradition to Lawrence
May 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
On one of my travels to Cuba, I saw young girls in white gowns being paraded around their town in the back of a Jeep. I soon learned it was the ceremony called Quinceañera, marking the coming-of-age of a 15-year-old girl, complete with a church ceremony and a party.
10:00 a.m.
Most tax bills in Douglas County this week reflect a 2 percent to 4 percent drop in home valuation. A home for sale in West Lawrence is advertised at below appraisal price, a sign that the economy is still struggling. Local governments preparing for sizable drop in local property tax values
May 17, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Local governments in Douglas County are preparing to deal with a 3 percent decrease in property valuation as they work on their budgets for next year.
2:00 p.m.
Matt Luna, a 2008 Lawrence High graduate, center, does some research on his laptop in the basement of the Lawrence Public Library while another patron searches the aisles for books. Because of the changing nature of libraries, some are establishing "quiet rooms" to give people a separate area away from the other interactive areas of the modern library. Public hears plans for library expansion
May 18, 2010 in print edition on 3A
Lawrence residents voiced their opinions on a proposed expansion of the Lawrence Public Library on Monday night at a meeting held in the library’s auditorium.
6:00 p.m.
Kindergarten students at Woodland School — like Cole Mies — are creating cardboard art cars for the Art Tougeau parade. concentrates closely on his detail work. Art on four wheels: Putting the ‘art’ in kindergarten
May 18, 2010 in print edition on 6A
This year’s Art Tougeau parade on Saturday will have something for everyone, including some never-before-seen creative conveyances from the national art car circuit…

All stories

Food firms to cut 1.5 trillion calories
May 18, 2010 in print edition on A2
Several of the nation’s largest food companies say they are going on a diet.
Voter muscle
Term limits are one way to force congressional turnover — but it’s not the only way.
May 18, 2010 in print edition on A7
The leading argument made in favor of congressional term limits a number of years ago was the need to address the overwhelming electoral advantage enjoyed by incumbent members of Congress.