Archive for Friday, August 19, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Tom Owens, Tonganoxie, left, pauses after driving his 1955 Ford Panel truck serving as the hearse carrying the remains of his nephew, Nick Owens, to the cemetery Wednesday. Tonganoxie man remembered as good friend, master of anything with wheels
August 18, 2011 in print edition on 3A
It seems that if something had wheels, Nick Owens could drive it — sometimes without some of those wheels touching the ground.
6:00 a.m.
A scene from the Battle of Wilson's Creek 150th Anniversary Reenactment, held near Springfield, Mo., on August 12-14, 2011. Civil War re-enactors feel the thrill of battle with fewer casualties
August 18, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Civil war re-enactor Alan Van Loenen, Lawrence, and his artillery crew were preparing to fire a final cannon blast toward Confederate infantry, when several soldiers, formerly (playing) dead, rose from the Missouri cornfield in front of the cannon line. “Get back down,” yelled the crew, waving their arms and warning the nearby soldiers to remain dead, safe from the cannon’s blast. The men dropped, and members of the 3rd Kansas Battery B light artillery unit discharged their 6-pound, smoothbore cannon one last time. Through the clearing smoke the dead rose once again, brushed off the dust and marched off the battlefield to the sound of spectators’ applause. The action was part of the 150th Battle of Wilson’s Creek Civil War reenactment last weekend on a national battlefield 12 miles southwest of Springfield, Mo.
10:00 a.m.
Strongwoman Linsey Lindberg, Kansas City, better known as Mama Lou, rips apart a phone book during the Lawrence Busker Festival Preview Show held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at Abe and Jake’s Landing in downtown Lawrence. The event served as a fundraiser to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. The annual Busker Festival returns to downtown Lawrence this weekend.
Getting their acts together: Fundraiser kicks off Busker Fest
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 1B
The event was a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County.
2:00 p.m.
The handful of residents at the Bella Sera at the Preserve complex are hoping that soon will start changing as an area bank works to take over the multimillion dollar condominium development along Bob Billings Parkway near Wakarusa Drive. Bank buys Bella Sera condo complex at forclosure auction
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
A multi-million dollar west Lawrence condominium development now is in the hands of an area bank that said it will begin searching for a new owner for the complex.
6:00 p.m.
Smoke rises out of a manhole near 13th and Delaware Streets as city crew member Mark Hegeman, left, and Matt Fishburn prepare to test another sewer line area. City crews were smoke testing sewer lines Thursday. City uses smoke test to check pipes for leaks
August 19, 2011 in print edition on 3A
The saying, “Where there’s smoke, there’s fire” is not always true.

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Money moves
A formal policy should be considered to ensure consistency and transparency when the city transfers funds from one department to another.
August 19, 2011 in print edition on A7
For the past three years, the city of Lawrence’s auditor has been making the same suggestion. But it seems no one’s been hearing him.