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4:23 a.m.
Off the map
August 10, 2007 in print edition on 1C
After being exposed to Gillian Welch’s music, a listener unfamiliar with the singer-songwriter might conjure a distinct mental picture of her. She is likely a Southerner who grew up in dirt-poor conditions. Learned to play guitar from her grandpappy. Still lives on a farm. Wears a lot of gingham. In truth, Welch is a New York City native raised primarily in Los Angeles by parents who co-wrote the Emmy-winning musical numbers on “The Carol Burnett Show.”
6:00 a.m.
Learning the ins and outs of living in Lawrence can be an arduous task for some newcomers.  Lawrence 101 offers a brief overview of a few of the major historical events and rules that make our city unique. Lawrence 101
August 11, 2007 in print edition on 1A
Forget advanced trigonometry, or all those classes that have the word “molecular” or “quantum” in their titles. Many locals around here swear the course that is most often failed by new Kansas University students is one that is not even offered on The Hill. It is the one that has lesson times every day of the week as students make their way around Lawrence. Let’s call it Lawrence 101: The ins and outs of living here.
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence resident Gregg Miller grabs a 2007 Red Dog Days t-shirt following the final workout of Red Dog Days Friday, Aug. 10, 2007 at Memorial Stadium. Participants who attended 26 or more workouts were awarded a t-shirt for their efforts. T-shirts prove Dog Days endurance
August 11, 2007 in print edition on 1B
The rules are simple. “If you’ve made your 26 times fair and square, then you get a T-shirt,” Don “Red Dog” Gardner said. But the road is rough. “We sprinted a lot, ran, did stairs, jumping jacks, volleyball jumps,” said Jenica Wessels, who participated in Dog Days, daily workouts led by Gardner at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.

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Crisosto leads big cast of softball returnees
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
Will the real Stevie Crisosto please stand up?
Manhattan’s finalist status for biodefense lab site spells potential for KU
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Kansas University has no hard feelings that its in-state rival is still in the running to house a $451 million biodefense laboratory.
University boosting minority enrollment
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
A concerted effort begun a few years ago to increase diversity among students and faculty is paying off at Kansas University.
Tuition cap draws mixed responses
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
The recent decision to lock-in tuition rates for four years for each new class of freshmen at Kansas University has received praise but also raised concerns.
Crisis management’ planned for deferred maintenance
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Jim Modig, director of design and construction management for Kansas University, spends a lot of time thinking about future problems.
KU Endowment boosts acquisitions for habitat research
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
In northeastern Douglas County, a variety of rural habitats are being preserved for research and public viewing through donations made to the Kansas University Endowment Association.
Proposed legislation could give KU, K-State additional research funding
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
With state dollars getting tighter, officials hope to persuade communities to increase local taxes for public university improvements.
Fall entertainment calendar
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E14
Highlights of upcoming events for the fall.
Life of the party
The best shindigs keep guests happy, safe and out of jail
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E8
Back in their youth, the Beastie Boys famously rapped about fighting for their right to party.
KU prof among hundreds demanding hearings on fluoride
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
A wide-ranging group of physicians, environmentalists, dentists and scientists - including a Kansas University professor emeritus - have called on Congress to stop water fluoridation. The group of 600 professionals said congressional hearings should be held because recent reports indicate fluoridation has no benefits and may pose health risks.
New student body president not afraid of feedback
Hannah Love noted for collaboration
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A15
Hannah Love calls it the “million-dollar question.”
Ground attack bolstered by B-Mac
Tight end, fullback, tackles a lock; other positions still up in air
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
You can just picture Kansas University offensive coordinator Ed Warinner ripping a box open and dumping 500 puzzle pieces onto the desk in his office.
Feds put $38B in credit market
as defense of current interest-rate structure
August 11, 2007
With triple-digit declines in financial markets unnerving investors, the Federal Reserve quickly pumped $38 billion into credit markets Friday in a move designed to prevent the world’s financial system from freezing up. The move soon helped lift Wall Street out of its funk, and the Dow Jones industrials ended the week up 58 points, or 0.4 percent.
Redskins look strong in secondary
Washington roster includes four defensive backs drafted in the Top 10
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
Here are some observations on the Washington Redskins and Tennessee Titans after spending a few days with them in camp last week:
American Guttormson fails drug test in Japan
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
An American pitcher has become the first player to fail a drug test in Japanese baseball history.
Storybook return begins with a bang for Ankiel
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
He carried a red equipment bag and the dream that still belonged to him after so many summers and setbacks, so many disappointing turns, so many disappearances. What a long, strange trip it had been.And now he was back … Was this Roy Hobbs, or Rick Ankiel? At 4 Thursday afternoon, Ankiel re-entered a major-league clubhouse. Some things had changed since Ankiel last crossed this threshold.
Recruiting targets net honors
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Bob Gibbons, the granddaddy of basketball recruiting analysts, included some Kansas University targets in his “cream of the crop” list compiled after evaluating various summertime AAU tournaments. Greg Monroe, 6-foot-10 from Cox High in Harvey, La., was one of five players named second-team all-Gibbons, while Willie Warren, 6-3 from Fort Worth, Texas, was third team and Xavier Henry, 6-6 from Putnam City, Okla., fourth team.
Tennis expectations high again
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
The expectations were high for the Kansas University women’s tennis team at the beginning of the 2006-2007 season, being ranked in the top 60 in the nation at the start of the spring season.
KU medical school pushes $800M life science initiative
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
Kansas University officials say their 10-year plan for KU’s medical school is what is needed to lift the school to the “next level.”
Church cancels service because deceased was gay
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A megachurch canceled a memorial service for a Navy veteran 24 hours before it was to start because the deceased was gay. Officials at the nondenominational High Point Church knew that Cecil Howard Sinclair was gay when they offered to host his service, said his sister, Kathleen Wright. But after his obituary listed his life partner as one of his survivors, she said, it was called off.
Bush, presidential candidates to address VFW convention
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
President Bush and at least four presidential candidates will be in Kansas City next week to address the national Veterans of Foreign Wars convention. The six-day convention, which begins Aug. 18, is expected to attract more than 12,000 visitors to the city’s Bartle Hall and could have an economic impact of about $6.6 million.
Gouge found on shuttle’s belly
Astronauts may have to repair hole or stay at space station
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
NASA discovered a worrisome gouge on Endeavour’s belly soon after the shuttle docked with the international space station Friday, possibly caused by ice that broke off the fuel tank a minute after liftoff. The gouge - about 3 inches square - was spotted in zoom-in photography taken by the space station crew shortly before Endeavour delivered teacher-astronaut Barbara Morgan and her six crewmates to the orbiting outpost.
Director of bands plans to maintain ‘tradition of excellence’
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A17
Scott Weiss was content with his job as associate director of bands and associate music professor at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music.
Fan who caught Bonds’ No. 755 to cash in
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
The fan who came up with Barry Bonds’ record-tying 755th home run ball is cashing in. Adam Hughes, a 33-year-old plumber from La Jolla, Calif., said Friday that he was going to sell the souvenir through SCP Auctions. The minimum bid price has not been determined. The same auction house sold Bonds’ 700th homer ball for $102,000 in 2005.
Catching historic ball requires toughness
Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t hurt, either
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
When Barry Bonds slammed his 756th home run and Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th, sound strategy, serious toughness and a little luck were at play. Not for the players, but for the fans scrapping for the balls. Crowds at sporting events are known to battle for the chance to catch a rolled up T-shirt. So, of course, there are a lot of people willing to throw a few elbows to grab the equivalent of a winning lottery ticket. Historic home run balls always have captivated.
Cup O’Joel: College freedom breeds new identities
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E3
Welcome to Lawrence, Class of 2011!
Lawrence Datebook
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Red Dog Run race, a benefit for the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. race time, Johnny’s Tavern, 401 N. Second St., $15 in advance, $18 same-day registration, 841-6854, www.bgclawrence.com.
Scholarship hall’s completion slated for fall 2008
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A23
The ground already has been broken, and students are waiting for the newest scholarship hall to be finished on the campus of Kansas University.
Danforth Chapel renovations to accommodate wedding needs
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A23
A Lawrence couple didn’t have to look far to find the perfect place to begin their life together.
KU Alumni Association Chapters/Groups
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Here’s a list of Kansas University Alumni Association chapters or groups.
College education still valuable
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
The New York Times Magazine, my favorite Sunday read, is sponsoring an essay contest, asking college students to submit a piece on “College as America used to understand it is coming to an end.”
Price: Baseball loaded
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C10
Just two years removed from a Big 12 Conference tournament championship, Kansas University baseball coach Ritch Price is considering his 2008 squad to be quite possibly the “best” team he has fielded at KU.
Women hope to capitalize on end-of-season surge
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
No inside game. Not much of an outside game. And a foul-prone defense.
Provost touts rankings but cautions perspective
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Provost Richard Lariviere admits that it’s interesting and sometimes fascinating to look at rankings on anything.
Cleaner-burning buses among KU’s green-friendly endeavors
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
The cloud has been lifted.
We should be dancin’
Get your groove on at these swingin’ spots
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E4
Lawrence is full of hot spots to hit the dance floor on the weekend, especially when that weekend starts on Wednesday.
Local beats
The 10 Lawrence bands you should check out
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E6
There are more than 300 local bands listed on Lawrence.com. Most of them are worth a listen.
Dean of graduate studies to oversee program merger
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
Graduate students and research go together like cookies and milk. It’s hard to have one without the other.
Bucs slip past Patriots on last-second field goal
Bills, Jets, Rams also victorious in their preseason openers
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
Matt Bryant’s 32-yard field goal as time expired gave Tampa Bay a 13-10 victory over New England on Friday night. Jeff Garcia worked two three-and-out series in his debut at quarterback for the Buccaneers. Luke McCown, who didn’t play in 2006 after undergoing knee surgery, played in a game for the first time since the 2005 preseason and completed all seven of his passes for 68 yards and one touchdown for the Bucs.
Bonds owns record, but debate lingers
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
It’s over. Barry Bonds is the all-time home run leader, and early indications are that baseball will continue to be played, possibly even in daylight - if the sun comes up. Records only matter if we think they do. When you hear that Hank Aaron’s 755 home runs constituted “one of the most hallowed records in sports,” ask yourself this: Who did the hallowing? We did.
Familiar face accepts interim role at Spencer Research Library
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A12
To see Sherry Williams’ passion in action, give her an 1883 Sanborn map of Lawrence, when the streets were not yet named for states.
Architecture professor up for national award
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A14
Kansas University architecture professor Dan Rockhill has been honored as a finalist for an award from the Smithsonian Institution’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
Professor completes 3 works on noted black authors
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A14
John Edgar Tidwell saw the culmination of decades of work this year when three separate volumes of his compiled writings by noted black authors were published.
Court: Alzheimer’s drug advice needs to change
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A judge ruled Friday that Britain’s state-run health service must change the way it advises doctors on supplying some Alzheimer’s patients with drugs to treat the brain-destroying disease. However, the judge upheld an argument by the government medicines monitor that the drugs are only cost-effective for patients in later stages of the illness - defeating an attempt to force authorities to prescribe the medicines to those with early-stage Alzheimer’s.
Endacott Society boosts social network
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A18
Side dressing. Deadheading. Geotropism. Pinching mums.
YouTube video helps catch computer thief
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A thief was convicted and fined after being spotted on a video posted on the Web site YouTube. The man was taped slowly circling the store, stealing a laptop computer, slipping the computer into his overcoat and stepping out of the store in the South Island town of Greymouth, local media reported Friday. The whole performance was posted on YouTube - set to “The Pink Panther” music track - and attracted 500,000 hits from around the globe.
Defendants’ right to speak at capital murder trials limited
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday that defendants in capital murder cases can give unsworn statements only after the jury recommends a sentence. The court ruled 5-2 that defendants can testify during the guilt and sentencing phases. But they can’t speak or issue statements - known as allocutions - right before the jury begins deliberating.
Death toll from South Asian monsoons surpasses 2,000
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The death toll from this year’s calamitous South Asian monsoons had surpassed 2,000 by Friday after a wild storm hit Pakistan’s largest city. India asked doctors to cancel vacations and rushed food and medicine to flooded regions where disease had stricken thousands.
Kansan editor considering design, Web changes
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A16
Many college students try to take their last semester easy - take a few classes and relax after nearly four years of college. Not Erick Schmidt.
Classified staff ‘on track’ since leaving state pay structure system
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A9
In 2005, 1,400 employees at Kansas University left the state classified pay structure system to become University Support Staff.
U.S. lags in electing women
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
A recent Newsweek poll says - without mentioning Sen. Hillary Clinton’s name - that 86 percent of Americans would be prepared to elect a woman to the White House. Well, I’m not so sure. To my big surprise, in telephone conversations with officials participating in a United Nations-sponsored conference on women this week in Ecuador, I found that the United States is far from an avant-garde country when it comes to electing women to public jobs.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 11, 1907: “The intense hot weather is interfering seriously in the local potato harvest, which now should be in full blast.
Resident learns about permanent cosmetics
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Dixie Woltkamp, of Laser and Cosmetic Center, Lawrence, recently attended a course through Premier Pigments in Arlington, Texas, where she received training with permanent cosmetic make-up.
Research leader takes new duties
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A15
Jim Roberts will step down as a Kansas University administrator and leader of the KU Center for Research this month to become a full-time professor, KU announced in July.
Retail health clinics expand, but physicians worry about quality
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A8
Increasingly, American consumers are shopping for health care the way they buy a hamburger or milk shake at a fast-food chain: by standing in line at a local store under a menu. Store-based health clinics - which are staffed mostly by nurse practitioners and offer quick services for routine conditions from colds and bladder infections to sunburn - aren’t just a health care fad anymore, but fast becoming a serious industry.
Well, well, look who’s back
Rush’s decision to return helps salve loss of Wright
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C7
Ever the optimist, Bill Self brightened the mood of Kansas University’s sullen, shell-shocked basketball fans last April 10.
Sports anchor, reporter join KTKA 49 ABC News
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Christine L. Killimayer and David DeCandis have joined the sports team at KTKA 49 ABC News, Topeka.
New administrator pursuing diversity goal
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A18
Kansas University has hired an administrator to lead minority recruitment for faculty and staff.
Political prisoner freed 2 years short of sentence
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A prominent Cuban government opponent imprisoned for allegedly revealing state secrets was suddenly freed Friday, two years shy of completing his 15-year sentence, a fellow human rights activist said.
10 movers and shakers at KU
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A11
If you take a glance at Kansas University’s organizational chart, you’ll see a lot of people with a lot of big titles. There are dozens of department heads, vice provosts and directors whose names rarely make headlines. Here are some of the under-the-radar people who contribute to the workings of the campus on a day-to-day basis.
Individual style drives KU’s fashion-forward
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A38
At a university where global diversity is celebrated, there are looks from around the world that make some KU students fashion-forward.
Budget talk
Too often, local government units pass their budgets with almost no comment from taxpayers. Not this year.
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
Apparently, when the going gets tough on the city budget, Lawrence residents get going - down to City Hall to make themselves heard. Lawrence city commissioners faced some tough decisions Tuesday night, but they didn’t face them alone. Whatever else came out of Tuesday’s budget hearing, it says something positive about Lawrence that so many people cared enough to come to the meeting and voice their opinions about city spending.
Bonds connects for No. 758
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
Barry Bonds connected for career homer No. 758 and his third clout of the week.
Bloggers scour Google Maps for unusual sights
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
A knife-sharpening truck parked outside of O.J. Simpson’s old Brentwood address tops the list of curiosities captured in Google Inc.’s street-level photographs of Southern California. Others include unflattering snapshots of passers-by, a woman gazing out her window in Encinitas and a sea gull above San Diego caught in mid-poop.
Ten pressing issues facing Kansas University
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The past year at Kansas University has been marked by new leadership, a heated hospital dispute, a growing focus on the importance of research and a struggle to find ways to update the campus’ aging buildings.
4-H News
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Clinton Eagles 4-H Club’s monthly meeting was July 22 at the Lieber-Hoyt home after the club mini-tour. Kahlyn Heine, president, called the meeting to order. The club welcomed guests from the Vinland Valley 4-H Club, who were participating in a club exchange.
Therapist welcomes Medicaid recipients
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Helen Roads Santi, who operates a private mental-health practice in Lawrence, recently was approved to provide such services for Medicaid recipients.
Where to Write
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
Contact information for city, county, school and hospital officials.
Couple who ran drug rehabilitation center sentenced for fraud
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
A man and a woman who ran an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center in Wichita were sentenced Friday to seven years, eight months in prison for a Medicaid fraud scheme that netted them more than $1 million. Peggy Franklin-El, 50, and her husband, Johnnie Franklin-El, 53, also were ordered by U.S. District Judge Monti L. Belot to pay $1.24 million in restitution.
KPR health series funding renewed
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Kansas Public Radio’s weekly health segment, “Kansas Health: A Prescription for Change,” has received funding to continue for another 2 1/2 years.
Alumna savors crimson and blue sightings on West Coast
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B7
I run into Jayhawks in the darndest places. I’ve come across them at the La Brea tar pits. I ate dessert for free in a Minneapolis restaurant because the owner was an alum. My physical therapist here in Eugene, Ore., was raised in Hutch. I even recently chatted with a married couple on a plane ride from Denver to Eugene who walked down the Hill before World War II. And everywhere I’m greeted with the same words: “Rock Chalk Jayhawk!” Yep’ Jayhawks get around.
Rec center undergoing $6.3M in renovations
Students give up fieldhouse seats in exchange for new courts, features
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A28
More space is needed to keep up with the pace of other recreation centers, and Kansas University is making sure to do just that.
Singing talent, energy make ‘Ballad of Black Jack’ an enjoyable show
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
A well-populated house Thursday evening enjoyed the opening performance of this year’s “The Ballad of Black Jack” at the Lawrence Arts Center. Don Mueller’s musical, a local institution since its premiere in Baldwin in 1970, benefits from the new energy and greater fluidity given it by director Jack Wright and choreographer Barb Wasson. Numbers that in years past sometimes verged on tableaux vivant have become part of the action in this ambitious re-telling of 1855 eastern Kansas history.
Merged food operations looking forward
August 11, 2007
It’s been three years since the food operations of Kansas University’s housing department and Memorial Unions merged.
6News Now: Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa approved
August 11, 2007
In tonight’s 6News and tomorrow’s Lawrence Journal-World, the longtime legal battle for the Wal-Mart at Sixth and Wakarusa has finally come to an end, and more about the clean-up of gasoline from the area of Ninth and Indiana streets.
Track standouts abound
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
From the moment Stanley Redwine first recruited Crystal Manning, the talented triple jumper from Terrell, Texas, the Kansas University track coach knew he was pursuing a special athlete.
Hall Center announces 2007-08 lecture series
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A27
An artist, a journalist and a Pulitzer Prize winner are just three of the speakers for the 2007-08 Humanities Lecture Series, sponsored by the Hall Center for the Humanities at Kansas University.
KU Hospital Authority questions won’t be answered soon
August 11, 2007
Kansas University Hospital leaders are not expecting questions surrounding membership on the nonprofit hospital’s operating board to be fully answered anytime soon.
Police training center facilities to expand
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A22
Kansas law enforcement officers in basic training soon will no longer have to bunk three to a room.
Therapist completes credentialing process
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Vickie Hull, a licensed marriage and family therapist at Lawrence Therapy Services, has competed the credentialing process required to see Medicaid clients for psychotherapy. She has been approved by the state of Kansas and credientialed by Kansas Health Care Solutions.
Alternatives researched to head off fuel costs
Electric car, energy audit among experiments
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
At Kansas University - like most everywhere else - there’s a fair amount of head-scratching going on about rising fuel prices.
Spencer gallery reopens
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A24
After nearly a yearlong hiatus, the Spencer Museum of Art’s 20/21 Gallery reopened to the public July 19.
Truck driver’s death is ruled an accident
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The death of a Minnesota truck driver, whose body was found early Tuesday on the Kansas Turnpike, has been ruled an accident by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The body of Mitchell Staab, 27, was found about 1:50 a.m. Tuesday in a creek bed that’s 15 to 20 feet below the westbound lanes of the turnpike. The site is about a mile east of the East Lawrence exit.
Clemens won’t appeal five-game suspension
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Roger Clemens declined to appeal his five-game suspension and started serving the penalty when the New York Yankees played Cleveland on Friday night.
Developer gets dirt from university
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A24
Mount Oread’s loss is Inverness Park’s gain.
Undemocratic
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
To the editor: We attended Tuesday night’s meeting of the City Commission, and the discussion of the Wal-Mart issue was a lesson in democracy. This is what we learned:
Bid dropped to purchase historic Sumner School
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
A group picked by city officials to redevelop a school central to the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation case has backed away. Pioneer Group Inc. had hoped to get state tax credits to convert Sumner Elementary School into affordable housing for Topeka senior citizens. However, the group has been unable to secure its financing, putting a different group, Community First, in position to acquire the property.
Marcum on mark vs. K.C.
Pitcher takes no-no into seventh inning
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Shaun Marcum’s right arm was better than his right leg Friday night. Marcum carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning, then left with a cramp in his right calf, before the Toronto Blue Jays held on to beat the Kansas City Royals, 2-1. Marcum left after Billy Butler’s infield single with two outs broke up the no-hit bid. He was led off the field by trainer George Poulis on a hot, humid night - 94 degrees when the game started with a heat index of 103.
Report includes KU Hospital in rankings
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Kansas University Hospital is ranked nationally as having the 30th-best heart care and heart surgery program in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Hospitals” issue.
Storm victims given extension to pay tuition
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas University is giving students affected by recent natural disasters some extra time to pay their tuition.
Spooner artifacts go on display
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A25
Some of Kansas University’s more than 10,000 collected ethnographic artifacts have begun showing up in an exhibit at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Contact numbers and special interest groups for the University Women’s Club
August 11, 2007
Below are contact numbers and special interest groups for the University Women’s Club
Dynamo’ advances objectives for Asian studies center
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A16
The 12-hour plane ride across the Pacific doesn’t bother Marsha Haufler anymore. In fact, she has traveled to Asia so many times that she’s lost count.
Hawk Week on the Hill
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Below is a schedule of Hawk Week events designed to acclimate incoming students to Kansas University and to kick off the new school year.
A-Rod’s blast boosts Yankees
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
Alex Rodriguez hit career home run No. 501, and rookie Phil Hughes dominated Cleveland for six innings. Rodriguez, who became the youngest player to reach the 500-homer plateau last week, connected for his 37th homer in the second inning off Fausto Carmona (13-7).
FIU ranked last in NCAA Div. I-A
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Lindy’s College Football preseason magazine took the task of ranking all of Division I-A football from top to bottom.
Habitat for Humanity builds on solid foundation
August 11, 2007
The electric saw buzzes, and sawdust flies into the air.
Student sees South Africa through KU study abroad program
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A32
When I first arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, for a semester of study, I was overcome by the immediate contrasts of poverty and wealth. When coming into the city, it is impossible to miss the sight of countless dilapidated shacks that make up the townships crowded around the highway. Yet, in the background, you can see the towering skyscrapers in the flourishing city center and the majestic beauty of Table Mountain. It is almost too much to take in at once.
Who should start? Use your heads … or tails
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
With Cleveland’s quarterback derby a dead heat, Browns coach Romeo Crennel is flipping a coin to decide if Charlie Frye or Derek Anderson starts Saturday’s exhibition game against Kansas City. “That’s the fairest way,” he said. Who makes the call, coach? “Maybe we’ll play rock, paper, scissors for that,” Crennel cracked. A hopscotch tournament is not planned.
New legislation should streamline purchasing procedures
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
A new three-year set of regulations should make purchasing procedures at Kansas University quicker and more cost-effective.
U.N. peacekeepers offer hope in Darfur
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B6
After four years of brutal raids, ethnic cleansing and systematic rape in Darfur, Sudan - and nearly three years after the Bush administration declared this a genocide - the U.N. Security Council has finally approved a credible peacekeeping force. For 2 million displaced people in the camps, this is a wisp of hope on the horizon. For 200,000 of the dead, it comes too late.
Woodling: School names bewilder
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
At times the other night, I felt like I was attending the annual convention of the Azimuth Plotters Society of America. Actually, the occasion was the Sunflower League football kickoff bash on the campus of MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe. Coaches of all 12 of the league’s schools did what they usually do at this function - talk about what great kids they have, poor-mouth their own teams’ chances and thump the tub for the league itself.
Cross country strong
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
Kansas University’s men’s cross country seems poised for another strong year, and the Jayhawks’ success begins with returning seniors Colby Wissel and Paul Hefferon.
Cheating not so E-Z: Toll systems catch adulterers
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Adulterers, beware: Your cheatin’ heart might be exposed by E-ZPass. E-ZPass and other electronic toll collection systems are emerging as a powerful means of proving infidelity. That’s because when your spouse doesn’t know where you’ve been, E-ZPass does. “E-ZPass is an E-ZPass to go directly to divorce court, because it’s an easy way to show you took the off-ramp to adultery,” said Jacalyn Barnett, a New York divorce lawyer who has used E-ZPass records a few times.
More, heavier trucks causing problems for highways
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Just like Americans themselves, the nation’s roads and bridges are carrying much more weight today. Added to an aging and deteriorating highway system, it means more safety problems, delays and repair costs for drivers, experts said. In just a decade, from 1995 to 2005, the weight load on urban highways increased by half. Since 1970, the weight carried on rural highways has gone up nearly 7 1/2 times, according to Federal Highway Administration statistics.
University exploring museum proposal
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D2
Kansas University leaders were intrigued last spring when a developer approached them about putting a museum in Olathe.
Motions denied in child abuse case
Man accused of putting kids in dryer for punishment
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B4
A judge has denied defense and prosecution motions in the case of a Hutchinson man accused of sexually abusing two young children and putting the children in a clothes dryer to punish them. Reno County Judge Joe McCarville on Thursday denied District Attorney Keith Schroeder’s motion to bind Aron Pritchard over for trial. He also denied public defender Sarah McKinnon’s recent request to dismiss the charges against Pritchard.
U.S. praises Iraqi forces as pilgrimage ends with little violence
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
A car bomb killed at least eight people in a northern Kurdish area Friday, but Baghdad remained largely calm with a driving ban still in effect and thousands of Shiite pilgrims headed home. U.S. military officials praised the performance of Iraqi security forces during the pilgrimage Thursday, which saw hundreds of thousands of Shiites march to a northern Baghdad shrine, undisturbed by any major violence.
University Women’s Club announces events
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A13
The University Women’s Club was founded in 1900 and in 1915 began KU’s longest continuous scholarship program. The club welcomes colleagues and spouses across our extended KU family. To learn more, contact Esther Smith at 842-1660 or Susie Lacy at (913) 768-0678, or visit the club’s Web site, www.ku.edu/~univwm.
Stocks slowly rebound from big loss
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
Stocks crawled back from earlier steep losses Friday after the Federal Reserve and other major central banks intervened in an attempt to jump-start frozen credit markets, with the Dow ending up 58 points, or 0.4 percent, higher for the week. “It’s helping that central banks are doing their job,” said Art Hogan, chief market strategist at Jefferies & Co. “There is a crisis in the credit market and it’s an important assurance that they’ll be there.”
Bay Area honors Bill Walsh at public memorial
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C6
The ceremony, of course, took place in the north end zone. The north end zone of Candlestick Park. “Our family is back together, here at Candlestick Park,” said former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., as the crowd cheered the man, the ‘Stick, the family. No one was calling the place anything else on Friday. The public memorial for Bill Walsh wasn’t a venue for corporate names or marketing contracts of modern pretense.
Rockets roller-coaster riddle
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
It has come to the point where Kansas University’s football seniors are more familiar with Toledo than any Big 12 South team.
Emergency notification system to be launched
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A4
Kansas University administrators are confident students, faculty and staff will be able to receive emergency text messages starting this month.
Hawk Week prepares new students for life at KU
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
If new Kansas University students want to learn the tricky clap that accompanies the traditional fight song “I’m a Jayhawk,” they better get a head start at Hawk Week, which begins Sunday. The New Student Orientation organization, which sponsors Hawk Week, is making it easier to learn the clap and other traditions this year.
Wienermobile ticketed for illegal parking
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
Not even a giant hot dog can escape the long arm of the law. One of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobiles, a fiberglass behemoth on a national promotional tour, was discovered parked illegally - hazard lights blinking - on a major downtown street.
Cycling Club rides on
August 11, 2007
The KU Cycling Club maintains a high-speed schedule of racing, training and competition straight until the finish line. Those that have no experience mix with those that have been cycling for 20 years to learn more about the sport, compete and have fun.
Heisman race is on
Top candidates populate backfields
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
In 1994, Colorado’s Rashaan Salaam beat out Penn State’s Ki-Jana Carter for the Heisman Trophy. Neither running back went on to do much in the NFL, but that race remains notable for an interesting bit of trivia. It’s the only time since 1981 that no quarterback finished in the top two in the Heisman voting.
SE Louisiana not punchless
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
There probably isn’t much doubt who should be favored when Kansas University and Football Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) foe Southeastern Lousiana square off on Sept. 8.
Volleyball learned from 2006 struggles
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C9
The Kansas University volleyball team finished last season with a 10-19 overall record and a 3-17 last-place finish in the Big 12. In addition, Kansas failed to make the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2002. But coach Ray Bechard said last season was a valuable learning experience.
Pants plaintiff fighting paying attorney fees
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A judge who lost a $54 million lawsuit against his former dry cleaner is fighting the cleaners’ attempts to collect attorney fees from him.
KU debaters reach own Elite Eight finish
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A17
The basement of Bailey Hall is home to several KU students peering into their computer screens. They’re not studying for classes. They’re using these hot summer months to begin early research for another demanding year of debate.
No timeline set for hospital affiliation deal
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
Consider this the waiting room.
KU sports are costly unifying factor for Lawrence residents
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The comments came thick and fast: “Only in Lawrence.” “What do you expect; it’s happening in Lawrence.” “Lawrence is so different from the rest of the state.” These and other observations, often rude and crude, were heard and seen on radio and television stations and in the print media following the recent opening of Lawrence’s domestic partnership registry.
Tiller judge former abortion activist
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
A judge who once called abortion “the slaughter of the innocents” was picked Friday to handle a criminal case against one of the nation’s highest-profile abortion providers. Sedgwick County District Judge Anthony Powell previously served in the Kansas House and was among the Legislature’s most vocal abortion opponents. He voted for - and, some say, helped write - a 1998 law restricting late-term abortions. Shortly after its enactment, he accused Dr. George Tiller of breaking it.
Third suspect charged in schoolyard killings
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
A third suspect was charged Friday in the execution-style killings of three college students, hours after a man pleaded not guilty in a crime that shocked this violence-weary city. The suspect was identified as a 15-year-old boy during a news conference held Friday night by the Essex County prosecutor’s office.
Collaborative learning inspires Spooner project
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A25
Kansas University is revamping one of its oldest buildings to make room for a place for the exchange of ideas and worldly knowledge.
Central Michigan won’t be cupcake opener
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C5
Kansas University coach Mark Mangino is leery of season openers, since college football has no preseason games or intersquad scrimmages to knock the inevitable rust off.He really isn’t going to like this year’s debut.
Soccer seeks return to NCAA tourney
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
After failing to make the NCAA Tournament for the second year in a row, the Kansas University soccer team is hoping to reverse that trend this year. With nine starters back from last year’s squad and nine incoming freshmen, KU coach Mark Francis said this year’s team should be able to reach some lofty goals.
Woods on fire at PGA Championship
Tiger ties major record with 63, takes two-shot lead
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C2
Another record for Tiger Woods. Another major might not be far behind. Woods matched the major championship record with a 63 in the PGA Championship on Friday, turning away in disbelief when a 15-foot birdie putt that would have given him the record alone on the final hole spun 270 degrees around the cup.
Like coming home’
Lawrence man connects with Jewish heritage on Israel journey
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
When you finally get to Israel, you realize you’re someplace special. Israel is at the heart of thousands of years of history, the bedrock of Judeo-Christian thought, and, many would argue, Western civilization. (Well, along with the Greeks, the Romans and the generous contributions of others.)
Standard of excellence drives Dole Institute programming
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
From its inception, the Dole Institute of Politics has been able to attract auditorium-filling, political A-listers to speak at Kansas University.
A.G. alleges former Lawrence doctor was not independent of Tiller’s office
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
A doctor who provided second opinions on late-term abortions for Dr. George Tiller worked out of his Wichita clinic, and the consultations were the bulk of her medical practice, Attorney General Paul Morrison alleges. Morrison accuses Tiller of breaking a Kansas law requiring a second, independent physician to sign off before some late-term abortions can be performed.
Club News
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
The Wednesday Afternoon Bridge Club played a stratified Mitchell movement at eight tables directed by Chris Lane on Aug. 1. North-South winners were Adelaide Nyquist and Ed Howard in first, followed by Chuck Hedges and Chris Lane at second in A and first in B. Phyllis Brownlee and Virginia Eddy were third in A, second in B and first in C, with Carol Ball and Nita Scales at second in C.
Camp staff, students work with children to break through communication challenges
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D6
For one child, it may be making a friend. For another, it could be working up the courage to join in an activity with his peers. And for another, it might be pointing at a picture to show her parents which of the day’s activities she liked best.
10 athletes you don’t want to miss
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
Some athletes are easy to root for, regardless of the uniforms they wear.
Travel safely by car with your pet
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
The image of a dog with his head sticking out the car window, ears flapping in the wind and tongue hanging out, is irresistible; but a moving car is not a safe place for a free-roaming dog. Another unsafe practice is a dog riding untethered in the back of a pickup truck. Yes, the warm summer days have us all on the go for a wide array of outdoor activities, many of which involve bringing the family pet. However, there are a few simple ways to make sure that you and your pet arrive safely at your destination whether it is near or far.
Post office launches state flag stamps
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A3
The post office is launching a new series of stamps featuring the flags of the U.S. states and territories.
Missing girl’s parents believe she is alive
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The parents of a 4-year-old British girl who disappeared in Portugal said they believed their daughter is still alive but suggested that Portuguese authorities may fear otherwise. In an interview broadcast Friday, Madeleine McCann’s father said Portuguese investigators appeared to have changed their focus.
National Geographic films scene at Natural History Museum
August 11, 2007
Millions of years ago, giant lizards swam around Lawrence. The ocean where they lived dried up long ago, but you can find one of these creatures at the Kansas University Natural History Museum.
OU, Texas lead league
Big 12 preview: A&M underdog
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C4
Forget the resurrection of the Big 12 North. Why not the resurrection of the 10 teams not named Texas or Oklahoma?
General removed in cocaine cartel case
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Colombia has removed a general from his post at the head of an army division where a number of officers stand accused of working for the country’s largest cocaine cartel, a Defense Ministry official said Friday. Gen. Hernando Perez Molina was relieved of his command of the army’s Third Division in western Colombia - a stronghold of the Norte del Valle cartel - said the official, who declined to be named because she was not authorized to speak on the matter. The government had not issued an official statement.
Rowing going be to young
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
After losing 10 seniors, a tender-aged Kansas University rowing team will feature just five seniors this year.
Plans advance to build rowing team boathouse
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A23
Kansas University has started negotiations with the city of Lawrence for building a $6 million boathouse for the university rowing team at Burcham Park along the Kansas River.
10 on the fast track
KU makes advances in research
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
From the Amazon to the arts, KU researchers explore new territory.
Will defense flip-flops prove fortuitous?
Position switches not new for Jayhawks; Onyegbule, Brorsen continue trend
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C3
Whether it’s sliding from outside to middle linebacker, shifting from another defensive position or switching sides of the ball completely, Kansas University’s football defenders seem to have excessive experience elsewhere on the field.
Rafting experiment ends in wet sailors, anxious rescuers
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B8
A homemade raft of plastic barrels, part of a picnic table and duct tape almost proved fatal for four men who tried to use it to float down the Missouri River. Three of the men ditched the craft Wednesday evening, about midway through their planned journey from Atchison to Leavenworth, as the raft began to break up. The fourth man decided he’d stick it out, thinking he’d reach Leavenworth soon, said Assistant Leavenworth Fire Chief Mark DeMaranville. All four wore life jackets.
Screen scene
Fall films offer break from study doldrums
August 11, 2007 in print edition on E12
The two most lucrative periods for the movie industry happen, of course, during summer and the holiday season.
Lawrence 101
A quick lesson on the ins, outs of the city
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A1
Forget advanced trigonometry, or all those classes that have the word “molecular” or “quantum” in their titles. Many locals around here swear the course that is most often failed by new Kansas University students is one that is not even offered on The Hill. It is the one that has lesson times every day of the week as students make their way around Lawrence. Let’s call it Lawrence 101: The ins and outs of living here.
Juggling extras: Clubs on campus suit every interest
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A34
Wondering how you’re going to meet like-minded people in a student body of nearly 28,000? Tapping into Kansas University’s active community of clubs and organizations is one way to put out feelers. Below is a list of of some of KU’s many student organizations
T-shirts prove Dog Days endurance
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The rules are simple. “If you’ve made your 26 times fair and square, then you get a T-shirt,” Don “Red Dog” Gardner said. But the road is rough. “We sprinted a lot, ran, did stairs, jumping jacks, volleyball jumps,” said Jenica Wessels, who participated in Dog Days, daily workouts led by Gardner at Kansas University’s Memorial Stadium.
Security Council unanimously OKs expansion of U.N. role in Iraq
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A6
The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to expand the U.N. role in Iraq and opened the door for the world body to promote talks to ease Iraq’s sectarian bloodshed. The broader U.N. initiatives on Iraq - which could begin next month - were supported by Washington in an apparent bid to bring together Iraqi factions and neighboring countries under an international umbrella rather than struggling on its own to bridge the many religious, ethnic and strategic battles opened by the five-year-old war.
Milk prices at record high as Asians consume more dairy, supplies limited
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
Got milk? Well, you’re going to need more cash these days to get it. Growing appetites for dairy in Asia and limited worldwide supply are among a number of factors driving prices of the dairy drink to record highs. In China and elsewhere in Asia, chains such as McDonald’s and Starbucks are introducing unfamiliar taste buds to cheeseburgers and lattes, increasing the region’s demand for dairy.
Diverse acts reviving Day on the Hill popularity
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A35
On April 14, about 1,000 people gathered in the mud beneath a huge tent outside Kansas University’s Lied Center for Day on the Hill, an annual outdoor concert.
Stricter rules for illegal workers announced
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A2
The news of a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigration Friday was delivered by Bush administration officials with a verbal finger wag, a warning carried out after Congress’ failure this summer to pass legislation that would have also included more lenient reforms.
Four must-try experiences for Jayhawk sports fans
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A39
As a new student at Kansas University, knowing where Allen Fieldhouse is located can do nothing but help you.
Look for ‘Better Bites’ to ward off weight gain
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A36
Nona Golledge’s job as director of dining services at Kansas University involves a lot of balancing - and we’re not just talking balanced diets.
Comparable living costs make greek life affordable
Sorority houses can be more expensive, more varied in room/board fees
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A33
Membership in a Kansas University greek house can bring a host of different costs for students: local chapter dues, national organization dues, social event fees, service fees, new member fees, insurance coverage, and room and board if students live in their chapters’ houses.
KU’s origin of flight research topic of upcoming PBS program
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A29
In the restricted area of the Kansas University Natural History Museum, scattered around million-year-old fossils and artifacts, a dinosaur is getting nursed back to life.
Organizers gear up for Murphy Hall’s 50th anniversary
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A29
A big celebration is in the works to mark the golden anniversary of Kansas University’s Murphy Hall, which houses the School of Fine Arts and University Theatre.
Remodeled Canterbury House reopening this fall
Longtime Episcopal campus ministry will retool programming, outreach as well
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A27
Canterbury House is back in business.
KU engineering brainchild ready to take flight with FAA approval
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A19
Viking Aerospace may seem to be in a holding pattern as the 2-year-old Lawrence-based company awaits Federal Aviation Administration regulations for lightweight, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to send its unmanned helicopter surveillance systems soaring.
Counseling director foresees campus mental health focus
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A19
Michael Lynch Maestas, new director of Kansas University’s Counseling and Psychological Services, has arrived at a time when university departments like CAPS have assumed a new level of prominence.
On the Record
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
¢ Injury accidents¢ Emergency calls
Does it matter at which point in their lives people accept Jesus?
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
¢ Arrival time not crucial when you believe in a faithful God¢ Admission to heaven requires faith alone in Christ alone
Commodities
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B5
¢ Chicago markets¢ Local markets¢ Nonferrous metals
Surging swimmers on a roll
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
Kansas University swimming and diving coach Clark Campbell lauded last year’s team, ranking it above the others he has coached during his five years at the school.
Grove tickled to take over men’s golf reins
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C11
Asked for his emotions upon replacing his mentor as Kansas University men’s head golf coach, Kit Grove was at a loss for words.
Man charged with 3 counts of child rape
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
A 40-year-old Baldwin City man has been charged with three counts of rape of a child, one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and one count of criminal sodomy.The man, who was arrested by Lawrence police Thursday, was arraigned Friday in Douglas County Court.
Next in line
Center Cantrell has big shoes to fill
August 11, 2007 in print edition on C1
It surely can be argued that no position on Kansas University’s football team has been as consistently rock solid the last four years as center. The 2003 and ‘04 seasons featured Joe Vaughn, who certainly had NFL talent if only he were bigger. The ‘05 and ‘06 teams had David Ochoa, an All-Big 12 selection forever complimented for his toughness and leadership.
Alumni fly friendly skies through KU travel program
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B3
Virginia Mackey Snyder loves to travel.
KU Alumni Association boosts Sunflower State coverage
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B2
Kevin Corbett thinks this will finally be the year.
10 KU chapters bleeding crimson & blue
KU Alumni Association boosts programs around U.S.
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
Among 10 growing alumni groups that serve loyal Jayhawks, it’s easy to see how the numbers make the K.C.-area chapter among the top of the flock.
Voice recognition technology used to nab drug kingpin
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
A reputed leader of Colombia’s biggest drug cartel radically altered his facial appearance with repeated plastic surgeries. But his own words gave him away, thanks to advanced voice recognition technology that has become a key tool in the war against drugs and terrorism. U.S. agents confirmed the identity of Juan Carlos Ramirez Abadia using the equivalent of a vocal fingerprint, his attorney said Friday.
Divers recover 2 more bodies from bridge
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A5
Recovery workers pulled human remains from the wreckage of the Interstate 35W bridge collapse on Friday, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner added Sadiya Sahal, 22, and her daughter, Hana, 22 months, to the list of confirmed dead. The recovery brings the number of dead in the Aug. 1 catastrophe to eight and reduces the confirmed missing to five.
Patrol seeks fuel deals
August 11, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.65 at Conoco, 23rd Street and Haskell Avenue. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Remains of U.S. airman from WWII recovered
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A7
The remains of a U.S. airman whose plane was shot down over Hungary in World War II have been recovered from wreckage left unexcavated in a rural area for 63 years, American and Hungarian officials said Friday. The remains of Staff Sgt. Martin F. Troy were found among the wreck of a B-24H “Liberator” bomber in the village of Nemesvita, about 110 miles southwest of the capital, Budapest. They will be returned to the U.S., officials said.
Society Calendar
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D5
On Sunday, Nuts and Bolts Newcomer Alcoholics Anonymous, 6 p.m., Westside Presbyterian Church library, 1024 Kasold Drive.
Around and About
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D3
Matthew E. and Juli A. Beadleston, Lawrence, announce the birth of their daughter, Hayleigh Jo Beadleston, born July 13, 2007, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Her siblings are Makayla, 10, Braden, 4, and Grace, 2.
Faith Briefs
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D8
The Lawrence Motet Singers, a group that focuses on sacred music from the 16th through 20th centuries, will be performing at several area churches in the upcoming weeks. The group will sing at the 10 a.m. service Sunday at First Baptist Church, 1330 Kasold Drive. On Aug. 19, the choir will head to Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., for a 10:30 a.m. service. And on Aug. 25, the group will sing at the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 1234 Ky.
Too much info overwhelms mom
August 11, 2007 in print edition on D1
I try not to live in fear. Although I believe having as much information as possible before making decisions is best, being a parent in the digital, niche-marketing, 24-hour news cycle age can be extraordinarily stressful.
Hidden gems: 10 campus sites to visit
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A21
Kansas University’s campus has some attractions that are almost impossible to miss if you spend time in Lawrence, including Allen Fieldhouse, the Natural History Museum and the Dole Institute of Politics.
Cocktail recipes and drinking games
August 11, 2007
Here are some cocktail recipes, from epicurious.com, for some common drinks you could serve at a party. Once you’ve got your concoctions on hand, follow this link to plan some drinking games for your soiree: http://www.webtender.com/handbook/games/
10 cool classes
From Dance Dance Revolution to cyberculture, KU offers diverse courses
August 11, 2007 in print edition on A31
Classes at Kansas University involve more than lectures, chalkboards and fulfilling credits. During any given semester, students are giving back to the community, testing the boundaries of technology and getting real-world experience in the fields they hope to enter. Here’s a sampling of 10 of the more interesting classes that show the diversity of what happens on the hill.