Archive for Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Tammy Farmer sits with her son Logan, 10, as he plays with his pet guinea pig Stewart. Farmer unknowingly was a carrier of Lyme disease when she gave birth to Logan. Farmer and Logan were diagnosed three years ago. Firsthand, family experience with Lyme disease inspires woman to help others suffering from tick-borne illnesses
September 11, 2011 in print edition on 3A
When Tammy Farmer gave birth to her son, Logan, her life changed dramatically, but not in the usual way.
6:00 a.m.
Artist rendering of Theatre Lawrence’s planned 300-seat theater. The organization has received donations from the Beach Foundation, Tensie Oldfather, The Sunderland Family Foundation and Bobby and Eleanor Patton. Theatre Lawrence seeking another $100,000, this time from Douglas County Commission
September 12, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Douglas County commissioners are being asked to pump money into two projects angling for community support: one for entertainment and another for traffic.
10:00 a.m.
Solid waste division workers Travis Lindquist, left, and Derrick Jackson empty containers into the back of a trash truck as they make their rounds Thursday on Thorn Tree Court in west Lawrence. Recommendations are being made by the city’s Sustainability Advisory Board to charge residents based on the amount of trash they throw away. Solid Waste Task Force discusses proposals that pit yard waste pickup against citywide curbside recycling system
September 13, 2011 in print edition on 1A
Leaves versus cardboard. Grass clippings versus plastic. A city-appointed task force that is studying ways to revamp Lawrence’s trash and recycling system began debating Monday whether the city should place less emphasis on picking up yard waste in order to start placing more emphasis on providing a citywide curbside recycling system.
2:00 p.m.
Google vice president of engineering, Brian McClendon, right, a Kansas University graduate who co-founded Google Earth, pulls a Motorola Xoom tablet from a cart as he hands it out as gifts to a class of engineering students. He's pictured with Gary Minden, KU professor of electrical engineering and computer science. Google executive Brian McClendon surprises KU engineering students with tablet computers
11:42 a.m., September 12, 2011 Updated 3:59 p.m. in print edition on 1A
A Google vice president surprised Kansas University engineering students enrolled in an introductory programming course Monday morning by handing out a new tablet computer to each of them.

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Chiefs safety Eric Berry to miss rest of season due to torn ACL
September 13, 2011 in print edition on B3
The bad news in Kansas City just got worse.
Poor mileage
September 13, 2011 in print edition on A8
Here’s a cost-saving approach for Kris Kobach’s commute.