Archive for Monday, July 2, 2007

Also from July 2

Audio clips
On the street
How many days is your Independence Day holiday?

Poll results

Response Percent
One day
A few days
Zero days. I have to work.
All week
Total 313

Lead stories

6:00 a.m.
A semiautomatic 22-caliber pistol is about the size of a cell phone and cost $139.99 from Jayhawk Pawn and Jewelry, 1804 W. Sixth St.  Lawrence Journal-World reporter Chad Lawhorn, who purchased the gun on Thursday, will be detailing the process of obtaining a concealed carry permit. Buying into the gun culture
July 1, 2007 in print edition on 1A
It is just a simple click, but it gets my mind racing. That’s the sound that a Colt .380 pocket pistol makes when it is being cocked. I know that’s the sound it makes, but it is still an attention-getter when you hear it in person. It isn’t the only thing that gets my attention this late June morning. More so is the guy behind the pawn shop counter explaining to me how I could feel comfortable sticking this cocked pistol down the front of my pants. Welcome to the world of concealed carry.
7:22 a.m.
The Marais Des Cygnes River flows over the U.S. Highway 59 bridge in Ottawa as closed floodgates protect the downtown business district. Flooding worsened Sunday across southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri as high water levels forced more people from their homes and forecasters said it could be days before area rivers begin returning to normal. Among the hardest hit regions was Osawatomie in Miami County, where the Kansas National Guard was deployed to help with a mandatory evacuation of the city as workers struggled to reinforce a levee on the Marais des Cygnes. Rains stop, but waters rise
July 2, 2007 in print edition on 1A
During heavy rains here Saturday, Tyler Carey, 24, could see the water ominously inching toward his house in the eastern part of the city. It crept within 3 feet of his front porch. By Sunday evening, Carey looked out onto the body of water that had spilled over from the Marais des Cygnes River, which runs through Ottawa. It had overwhelmed the bottoms area by his house near East Second and South Poplar streets.
10:59 a.m.
George Fu, 16, of Frederick, Md., competes in the International Institute for Young Musicians Summer Music Academy semifinals Sunday at the Lied Center. The finals of the competition are tonight, and the winners will give a concert next weekend. Gathering of young pianists raises competition to lofty level
July 2, 2007 in print edition on 3A
George Fu can trace his love of playing the piano to when he was 5. He tried to sneak an electric one into his family’s vehicle to start pounding the keyboard. Soon after, he was imitating songs he heard on television. “That’s when I started playing by ear,” said the 16-year-old from Frederick, Md.
2:00 p.m.
Online chat
Read the transcript from a past chat with Asst. Atty Gen. C.W. Klebe on the process people must go through to obtain a concealed carry permit in Kansas
July 2, 2007
C.W. Klebe, an assistant attorney general in the concealed carry unit, will answer questions about the process people must go through to get a concealed carry permit in Kansas.
3:37 p.m.
Last year, Meredith Kane was in her first year of teaching at Lawrence High School. She pleaded guilty in July to one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.  Kane apologized on July 2, 2007, for her actions. Former LHS teacher pleads guilty to sex with student
July 2, 2007
Meredith Kane, 24, who was in her first year of teaching at LHS, was arrested March 16 for having sexual relations with the 15-year-old boy.
10:23 p.m.
Nicole Crawford, front left, and Aubri Osburn, 14, walk across a railing on the U.S. Highway 59 bridge over the Marais Des Cygnes River in Ottawa. The floodgates remained closed Monday, protecting downtown Ottawa from floodwaters that flowed over the roadway. New flooding raises memories of ‘51 disaster
July 2, 2007 in print edition on 5A
Record-breaking rainfall over the past several days has chased thousands of Kansans to higher ground, swamped towns and left many remembering the 1951 flood that has been called the state’s worst disaster. “I saw the ‘51 flood but it was not this bad,” said Kay Vogler, 70, of Ottawa as she watched water rush over the U.S. Highway 59 bridge, while floodgates kept it from nearby downtown businesses.

All stories

City Commission agenda
July 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Agenda short before holiday
Truly prime rib
Japanese cattle on Texas ranch a cut above
July 2, 2007 in print edition on B7
Even by the standards of Texas - where beef is no trivial matter - rancher Jose Antonio Elias Calles has coddled his cattle.
First step
Allocations approved by the Kansas Board of Regents are just a first step in addressing the maintenance needs at state universities.
July 2, 2007 in print edition on B9
Kansas University seems to have fared well in the initial plan to allocate limited state funding for university maintenance.
Rec calendar
July 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
Various rides Tuesday through Sunday.
July 2, 2007 in print edition on B5
For Monday, July 2
Events calendar
July 2, 2007 in print edition on C2
Upcoming events in Lawrence
Lawrence Datebook
July 2, 2007 in print edition on A4
Events around Lawrence.
Common purpose
Wichita reporters, detectives collaborate to tell tale of murder, torture and truth
July 2, 2007 in print edition on C1
Homicide detectives and newspaper reporters generally mix about as well as oil and water.