Archive for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Acoustic musicians jam together on a circle of hay bales during the 31st Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships in South Park on Sunday, August 28, 2011. Fiddlers, pickers fill South Park for state competition
August 29, 2011
Live music and the smoky smell of grilled food filled South Park during the 31st annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships on Sunday
6:00 a.m.
Lawrence police officers investigate a fatality accident Saturday at Riverfront Park. Police say one person died when a Jeep overturned early Saturday near the park entrance. 29-year-old Michigan man identified as victim in fatality accident
2:29 p.m., August 29, 2011 Updated 6:29 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Lawrence police Monday identified a 29-year-old Michigan man as the driver who died in a single-vehicle accident early Saturday morning near the entrance to Riverfront Park in North Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
The Kenneth Spencer Research Library, right, sits quietly among the trees as compared with Fraser Hall, which dominates the campus skyline. Three KU alumni to be honored with prestigious Ellsworth Medallions for service work; ‘Millie’ and Wintermote award recipients also named
August 29, 2011 in print edition on 3A
Three distinguished Kansas University alumni will be honored with Fred Ellsworth Medallions, the KU Alumni Association’s highest honor for volunteers, on Sept. 9, one weekend after several other alumni award recipients are scheduled to be recognized.
2:00 p.m.
James Hopper, who works for the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department, cleans a pool at the Lawrence Aquatic Center on Tuesday May 4, 2011 in this file photo. Owners urged to close pools after crypto outbreak in K.C. metro area
August 30, 2011 in print edition on 1A
A rash of intestinal parasitic illnesses in nearby communities has Douglas County health officials keeping a close eye on local cases.
6:00 p.m.
Gov. Sam Brownback provides a progress report on his first six months in office Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at the Statehouse in Topeka. Brownback was joined by Cabinet secretaries and executive directors of state agencies and programs. Colorado officials mystified by Brownback’s letter on water deal
August 29, 2011 in print edition on 1A
After years of negotiations, Colorado officials have agreed to drain a reservoir and send the water to Kansas in order to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court decision in a long-running dispute.

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Better safe
There will be second-guessing about preparations for Hurricane Irene, but officials in New York and New Jersey were smart to be safe rather than risk being sorry.
August 30, 2011 in print edition on A7
There’s bound to be a great deal of second-guessing about various aspects of Hurricane Irene.