Archive for Monday, September 3, 2012

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12:00 a.m.
Quenton Cole (recent KU Engineering grad) visits with secondary-school students in an agriculture class about harvesting rainwater for irrigation. Stories from a summer spent abroad
September 2, 2012
Three Kansas teams journeyed to Kenya in June, their luggage packed with medical supplies, irrigation tubing, soccer shirts and whatever the weight limit would allow.
6:00 a.m.
A steep hill and trees make trains hard to spot at this railroad crossing along East 950 Road northwest of Lawrence. At the urging of parents whose son died at this spot a year ago, the Douglas County Commission is asking for the state to help make it safer. Rural train crossing to get safety upgrade
September 3, 2012
On a wintry afternoon, more than 1 1/2 years ago at a rural Douglas County railroad crossing, a train collided with a pickup truck, killing the driver of the truck. Now the state, county and BNSF Railway Co. are close to reaching an agreement that will put signals and gates at the track crossing at East 950 Road northwest of Lawrence.
2:00 p.m.
Carlos Hernandez, left, and Zach Roberson graduated from Kansas University School of Law, where they met and became friends. The two are opening a bilingual law firm in Olathe after realizing a need for more bilingual attorneys in the Kansas City area. KU law school grads opening bilingual firm
September 2, 2012
Carlos Hernandez and Zach Roberson graduated from Kansas University School of Law. It’s where they met and became friends. But unlike some with dreams of finding a powerful firm and making partner at 35, Hernandez and Roberson have a different plan. They are opening a bilingual law firm in Olathe.
6:00 p.m.
The mermaid “Laguna” swims in her tank at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The “Magical Mermaid” is one of the new attractions this year. Fantasy abounds in attractions at Renaissance Festival
September 2, 2012
The Renaissance Festival opened Saturday and will hold regular hours today, and the “Magical Mermaid” joined a royal pub crawl among the festival’s new offerings. A film about jousting also will be shot during the festival next month.
10:00 p.m.
Shelly Sheets of Pomona throws a punch during a kickboxing class at Title Boxing Club, 1520 Wakarusa Drive. A knockout workout: Boxing for fitness takes hold in Lawrence
September 3, 2012
If there’s a ripped-up, cauliflower-eared, cage-fighter type wandering around the class, don’t worry, he’s not going to punch your lights out. The only sparring is between you and the heavy bag.

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