Archive for Thursday, May 20, 2010

Also from May 20

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
2010-11 KU Basketball Fan Photos The day in photos, May 20, 2010
Polls
Did you ride your bike to work today?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
56%
I don’t have a bike
 
34%
Yes
 
8%
Total 503
Have you been invited to a graduation party this spring?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
66%
No
 
33%
Total 1145
When not in your car, do you keep the doors locked or unlocked?

Poll results

Response Percent
Locked
 
89%
Unlocked
 
9%
I don’t have a car
 
1%
Total 1116
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Cordley second-grader Chloe McNair helps pick strawberries at Wohletz Farm Fresh, 1831 N. 1100 Road. The berries will be used in a dessert prepared for Cordley students Friday as part of a special lunch put on by the Farm-to-School program. Lessons in lunch: Elementary students learn ingredients come from places besides grocery store
May 19, 2010 in print edition on 1C
School is about education. And for the past week the children at Cordley School have gotten an education in something they’ve been studying since before they could read or write. Food…
6:00 a.m.
Holly Weatherford, program director for the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri, helps deliver petitions asking that Gov. Mark Parkinson veto a provision in the state budget bill that would divert federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood. Abortion rights advocates held a short rally in the Capitol on Wednesday. Advocates rally to protest cuts to Kansas budget that hurt Planned Parenthood
8:21 a.m., May 19, 2010 Updated 6:21 p.m. in print edition on 3A
Abortion rights advocates are fighting a provision in Kansas’ new state budget that would take family planning dollars away from Planned Parenthood.
10:00 a.m.
Bike technician Benn Stover works on a customer’s bike Monday at Cycle Works, 2121 Kasold Drive. The shop is owned by Gary Long, and all of his employees bike to work. Unclear wording of tax credit short changes two-wheel commuters
May 19, 2010 in print edition on 1A
Just before National Bike to Work Day — Friday — not a company in town was to be found providing a bicycle commuter benefit to its employees, despite Lawrence’s status as a “Bicycle Friendly Community” …
2:00 p.m.
George Stephanopoulos, “Good Morning America” anchor, left, meets with Lawrence Community Shelter Director Loring Henderson on May 11 in Lawrence for a segment about mentors that will appeared on the ABC show Wednesday morning. The two met 30 years ago while working in Washington, D.C. Homeless shelter director ‘embarrassed’ by ABC story lauding him as a saint
May 19, 2010 in print edition on 4A
Lawrence Community Shelter director Loring Henderson was lauded as a “saint” and as the “gentlest man I know,” on ABC’s Good Morning America program Wednesday.
6:00 p.m.
Mike West and Katie Euliss of Truckstop Honeymoon. Their band will be one of three dozen performing at the fourth annual Festy Fest this weekend. The Next Fest Thing
May 20, 2010
This, the fourth annual Festy Fest, promises to be significantly bigger than before. In the past, the event was solely promoted by word of mouth, but this year organizers made it more “official” by selling tickets through The Bottleneck and advertising…

All stories

More homeowners miss mortgage payments
Delinquencies predicted to stall economic recovery
May 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
The mortgage crisis is dragging on the economic recovery as more homeowners fall behind on their payments.
Recession keeps consumer prices low
May 20, 2010 in print edition on B7
Inflation has essentially disappeared, and that gives the Federal Reserve more room to keep interest rates at record lows.
People in the news
May 20, 2010 in print edition on B6
People in the news for May 20, 2010.
Costly miscue
Junction City now is paying the price for going overboard on efforts to meet a population boom that hasn’t materialized.
May 20, 2010 in print edition on A7
Thanks to lower property valuations, Lawrence and Douglas County will face some budget challenges this year, but the problems our local governments face pale in comparison to the situation in Junction City.