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John McCain in Kansas City Scenes from the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale Raiders vs. Barnstormers
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Should the Kansas Board of Regents consider imposing specific criteria for entering a regents university?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes.
 
66%
No.
 
25%
Not sure.
 
8%
Total 318
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6:00 a.m.
Close to home: High-profile cases affect community
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
In the first 15 days of this month, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a semitrailer; a scooter driver was killed in a crash with a city bus; a man was struck and killed by a train; and a Kansas University student was killed in her ex-boyfriend’s home. The deaths all happened in Lawrence. June was just as deadly across the county. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was struck and killed on his bicycle west of Eudora; a motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Lone Star Lake; and two men were killed during a robbery attempt in Lawrence.
10:00 a.m.
Paul Bahnmaier, Re-enactor and president of the Lecompton Historical Society, gives a tour of Constitution Hall to a group of educators from across the country Wednesday in Lecompton. The group descended on the town for a history lesson during a weeklong tour of Border War sites in Kansas and Missouri. Teachers take in Civil War history
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 3A
The way Janise Mitchell sees it, there were two Civil Wars. The first one was between Kansas and Missouri. Then there was the big one that engulfed the country. “Before you had the big Civil War, you had the little one that was fought right here,” the Brooklyn, N.Y., middle school teacher said as she looked around Constitution Hall in Lecompton.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate David Brown chats about primary election
July 17, 2008
David Brown is a Republican candidate for 2nd District Douglas County commissioner.
10:30 a.m.
Online chat
Douglas County Commission candidate David Brown chats about primary election
July 17, 2008
David Brown is a Republican candidate for 2nd District Douglas County commissioner.
11:30 a.m.
Ian Legler, an employee at the Joe-College.com store in the 700 block of Massachusetts, works on phone orders last week as the store battled Kansas University's claim of copyright infringement. As he filled orders, he had to tell customers not all orders could be filled pending the verdict. On Monday, the jury gave KU a partial victory, but attorneys for Joe-College.com said the verdict would allow the store to remain open. Verdict doesn’t make clear why some shirts OK
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 4A
“KUnfusing.” The jury’s verdict in Kansas University’s trademark infringement lawsuit was filed Wednesday, and it did little to clear up why the eight-member panel ruled against certain T-shirts sold by Joe-College.com and allowed others.
2:00 p.m.
Long lines of shoppers form in front of two cash registers outside Urban Outfitters, for the Sidewalk Sale Thursday from sunrise to sundown. Thousands of shoppers swarmed downtown. Sidewalk Sale: Girl Scouts sell lemonade to fight childhood cancer
6:57 a.m., July 17, 2008 Updated 3:49 p.m.
Downtown has been a hive of activity all day and some stores are already reporting big improvements in business this years - the first without construction.
10:00 p.m.
Don Gardner, center, known as Red Dog, catches up with friends Thursday during the Red Dog's Dog Days 25-year celebration at Abe and Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. Gardner started his summer fitness program with a small group of high school students 25 years ago. On his left is Jeff Hatfield, a 1987 Lawrence High School graduate, who was a student in Gardener's first Dog Days workout. Workout program celebrates 25th year
July 17, 2008 in print edition on 1A
Twenty-five years ago, Jeff Hatfield learned the importance of punctuality, physical endurance and discipline from one of his toughest and favorite coaches, Don “Red Dog” Gardner. Hatfield, 39, was one of the six Lawrence High School football players who participated in Gardner’s original fitness program for youth. Thursday night, Hatfield sat in his car and watched as dozens of people filed into Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., to help Gardner celebrate the 25th anniversary of his popular community workout program.

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T-Bones fight through ups and downs
July 17, 2008
After taking three out of four from the Winnipeg Goldeyes, the T-Bones now stand at 29-26 on the season. That’s good enough for second place in the NL - 3 games behind first-place Fargo-Moorhead. However, 2008 has had it’s fair share of ups and downs for the steaks. Andrew Baker has that story…
Thursday, July 17 weather at 10 p.m.
July 17, 2008
The forecast for Friday, July 18 calls for a high of 90, with a low around 68.
Kansas wine sales are up
July 17, 2008
A negative comment from Governor Kathleen Sebelius about Kansas wine has had a surprising effect statewide.
NAFA National Softball Tournament continues
July 17, 2008
Double-elimination bracket play continues today at the NAFA National Softball Tournament.
Popular brand of child safety seat recalled
July 17, 2008
Parents listen up - there’s been a recall on a popular brand of child safety seats.
Workout program celebrates 25th year
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Twenty-five years ago, Jeff Hatfield learned the importance of punctuality, physical endurance and discipline from one of his toughest and favorite coaches, Don “Red Dog” Gardner. Hatfield, 39, was one of the six Lawrence High School football players who participated in Gardner’s original fitness program for youth. Thursday night, Hatfield sat in his car and watched as dozens of people filed into Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., to help Gardner celebrate the 25th anniversary of his popular community workout program.
Mortensen, Herford named preseason all-Big 12
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
The Big 12 Conference released its 2008 media preseason first-team Thursday.
McCain stresses energy policy in Kansas City visit
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain stressed a gasoline tax holiday, his support for the military surge in Iraq and veterans health care during a town hall discussion today at Union Station.
Sidewalk Sale: Girl Scouts sell lemonade to fight childhood cancer
06:57 a.m., July 17, 2008 Updated 03:49 p.m.
Downtown has been a hive of activity all day and some stores are already reporting big improvements in business this years - the first without construction.
Live and archive video from the Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
06:25 a.m., July 17, 2008 Updated 09:26 a.m.
From 6 this morning until 6 tonight, LJWorld.com staff members will be checking in with the Sidewalk Sale.
Economy’s newest jolt prompts talk of new stimulus package
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The price of a quart of milk, a plane ticket and a host of other products rose in June at nearly the fastest pace in a generation, taking an even bigger-than-expected bite out of the buying power of Americans.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 17, 1908: “One of our city ordinances has been forgotten: begging on the street is illegal.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Another local census recheck added only 10 more people to the roster, setting the official state total for Lawrence population at 31,695.
Butterfly larvae, caterpillar pests are strikingly similar
July 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
A plethora of caterpillars have hatched in the last few weeks, leaving leaf skeletons and bare stems in their wake. If you are a victim of these sneaky little critters, do not despair - your trees and flowers are salvageable.
People in the news
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Spears back in studio working on album¢ Fox: Jackson used N-word while off-air¢ Rolling Stone guitarist in rehab¢ Petersen’s ‘CSI’ life of crime to end¢ Boy band promoter ordered to pay $300M¢ Natalie Cole says she has hepatitis C
70s remake gets the gong
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
What’s the difference between a parody and a remake? Tonight, Comedy Central offers “The Gong Show with Dave Attell” (9 p.m., Comedy Central) and “Reality Bites Back” (9:30 p.m., Comedy Central), in which 10 comedians appear in a series of ridiculous reality spoofs, hosted by Michael Ian Black.
Horoscopes
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B6
Others present a different view. Listen. You don’t need to agree. Often you question yourself about boundaries. This juggling act could be very important to the long term, as you decide on limits. If you are single, meeting people will be easy. If you are attached, travel increases the quality of the bond between you.
Our town sports
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
A listing of camp and tournament news in the Lawrence area.
Verdict doesn’t make clear why some shirts OK
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
“KUnfusing.” The jury’s verdict in Kansas University’s trademark infringement lawsuit was filed Wednesday, and it did little to clear up why the eight-member panel ruled against certain T-shirts sold by Joe-College.com and allowed others.
Grocers set sights on sustainable fish
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Supermarkets are introducing new standards for the farmed fish and shrimp that make up roughly half of U.S. seafood consumption, riding a wave of consumer demand for environmentally friendly products.
McCain supports school vouchers
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
John McCain told the NAACP and some skeptical black voters Wednesday that he will expand education opportunities, partly through vouchers for low-income children to attend private school.
Economic parallel
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
To the editor: In 1998, I took a job with a Western firm in Russia, right in the midst of a political and economic crisis. Just as I arrived, the IMF reassured Russians and the global market that the necessary loans would be provided to keep their banking system afloat.
County approves of 2.92 mill increase
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
After some last-minute finagling, Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night unanimously agreed to a 2.92 mill levy increase to support its 2009 budget. That would allow for expenditures of more than $43.07 million, which despite the mill increase is slightly below expenditures of $43.25 million budgeted for 2008. The increase also is not enough to prevent budget cuts to county departments and agencies ranging from 1.5 percent to 20 percent.
Ignoring Darfur
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The recent G8 summit in Japan is an attempt by the leaders of the world’s wealthiest countries to address several global crises that is, at best, weak and inadequate.
Commodities
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded mostly higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for September delivery rose 22 cents to $8.33; December corn added 7.75 cents to $6.56; December oats fell 5 cents to $4.27; November soybeans added 25 cents to $15.67.
US diplomat will join Iran nuclear talks
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush’s decision to send a senior U.S. envoy to Europe for the first face-to-face talks with Iran on its nuclear program represents a step away from military confrontation with Tehran, and a possible move toward diplomatic resolution of the crisis.
Prisoners, soldiers’ bodies are exchanged
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
With the transfer of prisoners and fighters’ remains across the Israeli-Lebanese border Wednesday, the Shiite militia Hezbollah achieved a victory it had long coveted and Israel received the long-feared confirmation that two of its soldiers were dead.
No foreign threat
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
To the editor: Why does the Journal-World print blatantly xenophobic articles such as the sports column written by Bill Mayer (July 11)? The columnist wrote that he supported a basketball team because it had fewer foreigners than their opponents and he lamented the number of foreign players selected in the NBA draft.
KU freshman Taylor ‘in a zone’ in Pro Am
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Tyshawn Taylor turned some heads Tuesday night in Kansas City Pro Am basketball at Penn Valley Community College. Taylor, Kansas University’s 6-foot-3 freshman point guard from St. Anthony High in Jersey City, N.J., scored 47 points, grabbed 17 rebounds, dished six assists and had two blocks in The Hawks’ 108-89 victory over the Cavaliers.
Europeans awaiting Obama
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A8
From prime ministers to college students, Europeans want to cloak Barack Obama in a warm embrace when he arrives on the continent next week. But they’re also aware that anything that looks or smells like elitist Old Europe could hurt the Democratic contender with voters back home.
Teachers take in Civil War history
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The way Janise Mitchell sees it, there were two Civil Wars. The first one was between Kansas and Missouri. Then there was the big one that engulfed the country. “Before you had the big Civil War, you had the little one that was fought right here,” the Brooklyn, N.Y., middle school teacher said as she looked around Constitution Hall in Lecompton.
Rays, Cubs have hopes for big second half
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
Raise your hand if you had this in your preseason picks. Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays are sandwiched between the AL East-leading Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees and leading the wild-card race in - gasp! - mid-July. The Chicago White Sox are on top in the AL Central, with the big-budget Detroit Tigers in third and Cleveland languishing in last.
Raiders take twinbill from K.C. Barnstormers
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B3
Jake Green said, sure, he could catch the second game, too. Shaun Edmondson knew better, and the Raiders Legion baseball coach used Green as the designated hitter instead.
Legislators to study fuel costs
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
Legislators aren’t sure how much - if anything - they can do about high gasoline prices, but a committee will study the issue later this year to make sure they aren’t missing something.
Flooding threat still exists
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
Wet enough for you? Wondering when the summer heat will kick in to dry things out? Relieved that we have lucked out (so far) in escaping this summer’s round of Midwestern flooding? Unconcerned because Lawrence is protected by a levee and besides, your property isn’t in the floodplain? Think again.
Hearings scheduled on Westar rate proposal
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kansas regulators have scheduled hearings on a proposal from Westar Energy Inc. for a 15 percent increase in electric rates.
Kansas football schedule upgraded
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
If there was a black mark on the Kansas University football team’s stunning 12-1, Orange Bowl-champion 2007 season, it was the incessant question surrounding the team’s strength of schedule. Or, more precisely, its lack of it. Despite leading his team to its best season in modern history (and picking up nearly every coach of the year award along the way), Jayhawks coach Mark Mangino was forced to defend against rumblings that Kansas lacked victories against quality opponents -rumblings that, from an objective standpoint, weren’t altogether unreasonable.
History author slated to speak at museum
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
The author of a book about a black Kansas Civil War infantry regiment will speak during this year’s ice cream social at the Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum.
Advance voting for primary begins
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
About 40 people cast their ballots Wednesday at the Douglas County Courthouse.
More US troops may go to Afghanistan
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
Pentagon leaders on Wednesday signaled a surge in U.S. forces in Afghanistan “sooner rather than later,” a shift that could send some units there within weeks, as officials prepare to cut troop levels in Iraq.
How to pick a presidential pooch
July 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Vice President isn’t the only high-level position that Barack Obama is currently trying to fill. It’s been widely reported that - win or lose - the Obamas have promised their two daughters a dog after the presidential election.
Majority rule
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
To the editor: In his column in the July 12 Journal-World (“GOP must earn congressional approval”), Cal Thomas asked the right question, but gave the wrong answer.
Leadership Lawrence invites applications
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Leadership Lawrence will have an information session at 5 p.m. Monday in the City Commission room at City Hall, 6 E. Sixth St.
Wise investment
No item on the city budget goes without scrutiny in these tight economic times, but the city is right not to put off an important water system improvement.
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
Even though it will involve slightly higher water bills for Lawrence residents, the Lawrence City Commission’s decision to move ahead with an important infrastructure improvement is a good call.
Athletic success expected to help increase enrollment
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A5
Kansas University officials are optimistic that recent academic and athletic success will help bolster enrollment. Although the Kansas Board of Regents forbids Kansas schools from discussing early enrollment numbers until mid- to late September, the school is anticipating a growing freshman class.
Sutton signature to stay
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Eddie Sutton’s signature will remain on the court at Oklahoma State, although the handwriting will be a little smaller.
Defending champ’s status unclear
Harrington says it’s 50-50 he’ll finish British first round
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Nearly any other week, Padraig Harrington would already be home.
Aiden, Addison top Kansas baby names for 2007
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
Some babies in Kansas are making a name for themselves. Most notably, girls named Addison and boys named Aiden. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment released its report on the most popular baby names in the state for 2007.
Chiefs sign two picks
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with two 2008 draft picks. The Chiefs on Wednesday signed receiver Kevin Robinson and defensive end Brian Johnston to three-year deals.
Bush claims privilege to withhold leak records
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
President Bush invoked executive privilege to keep Congress from seeing the FBI report of an interview with Vice President Dick Cheney and other records related to the administration’s leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s identity in 2003.
Sedgwick County database will help elderly, disabled
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B8
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday unveiled a database for emergency responders that will have personal information from elderly and disabled residents who sign up for the program.
Woodling: Lawsuit gives T’s new life
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
This, for once, wasn’t all about the money. Oh, Kansas Athletics Inc., saw dollar signs, all right, but the conservative culture of the corporation that operates on the Kansas University campus was motivated more by a particular T-shirt. You know the one I’m talking about. Muck Fizzou. Lew Perkins, CEO of Kansas Athletics Inc., hates that T-shirt. First, Perkins tried jawboning entrepreneur Larry Sinks to get rid of it, but Sinks declined. Then Perkins convinced ESPN to ignore students wearing it, but so many students donned it that ESPN couldn’t avoid all of them.
Barn dance set for Saturday
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Barn Dance Association will be host to a community dance at 8 p.m. Saturday at Woodlawn School, 508 Elm St.
On the record
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police responded to a reported disturbance with weapons about 10:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of Haskell Avenue.
Border crossing
Ex-Jayhawk tormentor/Tiger Sutherland gives football a shot - on the Kansas side
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
If not for legendary Missouri basketball coach Norm Stewart, Kansas University fans might have had 20 more games to heckle Jason Sutherland. Sutherland, the fiery former Mizzou point guard who undoubtedly ranks high on KU fans’ list of least favorite opponents, actually considered playing football at Missouri before Stewart sacked the idea. Today, 11 years after playing his last game of roundball for the Black and Gold, Sutherland finds himself playing out his football passion - for a team in Kansas, no less.
Study: Low-carb diet best for weight
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A2
The Atkins diet may have proved itself after all: A low-carb diet and a Mediterranean-style regimen helped people lose more weight than a traditional low-fat diet in one of the longest and largest studies to compare the dueling weight-loss techniques.
Lavender fields forever: Rural farm doubles as retreat, natural garden
July 17, 2008 in print edition on C1
Sydney, Murphy, Bo and Sheba are all present and accounted for. They all want a moment to greet any visitor who treks way up to the top of their secluded rural retreat, nestled high in the rolling Kansas hills south of Lawrence and just east of Lone Star Lake. Life is good for all the rescued dogs who have the run of the place here at Washington Creek Lavender.
Energy change
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Awaken, people. Your local, state and federal politicians have failed you. We can’t count on presidential candidates or political parties to move us forward. It’s time for us, the people, to take action. Enough of “environmental” groups who have vilified nuclear power and demonized coal, but have not put their money where their mouth is.
Rider tests positive
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Just when the race was getting interesting at the Tour de France, another doping scandal erupted.
Cottonwood receives gold medal award
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Defense Supply Center, Richmond, Va., recently honored Cottonwood Industries as one of the government’s best suppliers at an Automated Best Value System award ceremony.
Workers dig into retirement savings
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
Americans are raiding their already fragile retirement piggy banks to weather financial hardships such as unemployment, medical emergencies and buying a home.
Network plans potluck party
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Chamber Young Professionals Network will have a potluck party at Fatso’s, 1016 Mass., at 5 p.m. Friday.
Presidents can learn from governors
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A6
When the luck of the draw made him the chairman of the National Governors Association in this, the centennial year of its first meeting - with President Theodore Roosevelt - Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty knew how and where he wanted to celebrate the occasion.
Agency offers mortgage restructuring aid
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America is doing something that should have been done a long time ago.
Be smart about watering garden
July 17, 2008 in print edition on C2
Like most gardening issues, how to water, and how much, has many prescriptions. Here are a few of them, compliments of our three water-wise gardeners and some local experts:
Pump patrol
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.89 at several stations.
Two Phenix players have ‘come into their own’
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B1
The 14-and-under Lawrence Phenix have suffered three tough losses in this week’s North American Fastpitch Association’s “B” National Championships. Over 60 teams from five states wrapped up pool play Wednesday at the Clinton Lake Softball Complex. The double-elimination bracket began Wednesday night.
Close to home: High-profile cases affect community
July 17, 2008 in print edition on A1
In the first 15 days of this month, a motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a semitrailer; a scooter driver was killed in a crash with a city bus; a man was struck and killed by a train; and a Kansas University student was killed in her ex-boyfriend’s home. The deaths all happened in Lawrence. June was just as deadly across the county. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy was struck and killed on his bicycle west of Eudora; a motorcyclist was killed in a crash near Lone Star Lake; and two men were killed during a robbery attempt in Lawrence.
Commentary: Cubs in foreign hands? Don’t laugh
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B2
Suppose, just suppose, that Wrigley Field and the Cubs were sold to foreign interests. Budweiser, king of beers, suds of St. Louis, is in the process of being devoured by another very large brewer, and I don’t mean CC Sabathia.
It could have been Drew vs. Wright
All-Star managers were racking brains for possible pitchers
July 17, 2008 in print edition on B4
Marquee starters were long gone. So were nearly all the other pitchers. His bullpen empty, National League manager Clint Hurdle approached David Wright and asked whether he had the right stuff to take the mound and close out the All-Star game. Did the New York Mets third baseman think chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon or general manager Omar Minaya would mind?