Archive for Sunday, June 24, 2012

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
C.J. Brune stands next to a shelf stocked with books in her front yard that anyone can come by and borrow a book from, an endeavor inspired by the Little Free Library project. Little libraries’ put books up for sharing
June 21, 2012
Darcy Schild is a book person. And book people, she says, like to share.
10:00 a.m.
Emergency personnel put a man into a Lifestar helicopter near Lyon Park in North Lawrence, Friday afternoon. The man was injured in an accident while cutting branches from a tree. Air ambulances save time — and lives as result
June 23, 2012
A 4-year-old boy slips into a swimming pool, possibly injuring his head. A truck driver is struck head-on by a semi, ejecting him into a busy rural construction zone of a highway. A stroke victim has minutes to receive treatment with the hope of fully recovering brain function. In these scenarios, people in medical crisis — caused by illness or accident or trauma — were transported by air ambulance from Douglas County to an area hospital. Each was a helicopter ride that may have saved a life.
2:00 p.m.
Robert Eye, left, and Tobias Schlingensiepen share a laugh earlier this month before speaking to Douglas County Democrats at the Lawrence Public Library.
Democrats: Chances better with redrawn 2nd District
June 23, 2012
Now that Democratic-leaning Douglas County is entirely in the 2nd Congressional District, Democrats say they perceive an opportunity.
8:00 p.m.
Pro-slavery men defending Fort Titus, including a wounded Col.Henry Titus, center, surrender to Free Staters during a Fort Tutus Battle reenactment at the Lecompton Territorial Days on Saturday. History comes to life at Territorial Days
June 23, 2012
Clutching a double-barrel 12-gauge shotgun, Charles Dugan stands in a field in Lecompton waiting for the clock to strike 2 p.m. At 2 p.m., Dugan and the similarly armed men huddled around him were to attack Fort Titus, the cabin 100 yards away. Their guns are filled with blanks, of course. But most of the children sitting in the nearby grass don’t seem to know that.

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