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No injuries in fire at mobile home
June 10, 2008
No injuries were reported after a fire severely damaged a mobile home Tuesday night in eastern Lawrence.
6Sports video: KU baseball player signs with Indians
June 10, 2008
Senior KU baseball player John Allman signs a free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians organization.
6Sports video: Julian Wright guest speaker at basketball camp
June 10, 2008
Julian Wright is back in town and served as guest speaker on day 2 of Bill Self’s Basketball Camp.
6Sports video: Langford back in Lawrence
June 10, 2008
For the first time since 2005, former Jayhawk Keith Langford is back in Lawrence.
6News video: County, state, and US election ballots becoming clear
June 10, 2008
We now have a clear picture of who will be appearing on the ballot during the primary election for the county, state, and US races later on this summer.
6News video: 16-year-old charged in shooting pleads ‘not guilty’
June 10, 2008
A 16-year-old Lawrence man pleads ‘not guilty’ to two counts of felony murder stemming from a double fatality shooting that occurred this weekend in East Lawrence.
6Sports video: T-Bones fall to Jackhammers
June 10, 2008
The Kansas City T-Bones fell to the Joliete Jackhammers by a final score of 13-8.
6News video: Several parts of the nation battle flooding
June 10, 2008
While Douglas County has seen its share of wet weather in the past few days, other parts of the nation are experiencing massive flooding.
6News video: New Tonganoxie water park prepares for grand opening
June 10, 2008
With summer in full swing, Tonganoxie residents need a way to cool off. Soon they will have a new water park to help out.
6Sports video: Non-con game times announced for KU football season
June 10, 2008
Only 81 days until college football resumes on the hill. Saturday, August 30 at 6 p.m., the Orange Bowl champion Kansas Jayhawks return to Memorial Stadium to open the 2008 season against Florida International.
6News video: Tuesday, June 10 weather at 10 p.m.
June 10, 2008
The forecast for Wednesday, June 11 calls for a high of 83, with the low around 61.
6Sports video: Incoming KU freshman Releford hoping to make US team
June 10, 2008
One of Bill Self’s incoming freshmen is after a spot on the United States Under-18 squad.
Wilson to challenge Sloan; other state legislative races set
June 10, 2008
John Wilson, 24, files at the last minute to challenge legislative veteran Tom Sloan in the 45th House district race.
Trial set for teenager charged in two murders
Prosecutors still reviewing whether to try 16-year-old as adult
June 10, 2008
A trial in juvenile court has been scheduled for later this month for a Lawrence teenager charged with two counts of murder.
KU football players Anthony Webb, Todd Haselhorst leave program
01:05 p.m., June 10, 2008 Updated 01:05 p.m.
Two players leave KU football program.
Primary election lineup set for county commission races
Other county incumbents to run unopposed
June 10, 2008
Douglas County voters will elect a new majority to the Douglas County Commission this fall, while other holders of countywide elective offices appear poised to return to the Douglas County Courthouse for second terms.
Here’s the election lineup for local congressional, legislative positions
June 10, 2008
Filing deadline passes for candidates running in Aug. 5 primary and Nov. 4 general election.
KU football announces non-conference kickoff times and television schedule
June 10, 2008
KU will play twice on national TV during the four-game non-conference slate, and it was also announced that the Nov. 29 Border War at Arrowhead Stadium will air on FSN, kicking off at either 11:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
Saudis call for OPEC talks; oil experts foresee no change
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Saudi Arabia will call for a summit between oil producing countries and consumer states to discuss soaring energy prices, Information and Culture Minister Iyad Madani said Monday.
Jack Black spills on childlike side
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
If you’re one of the millions who saw “Kung Fu Panda” over the weekend, you might want to know a little about Jack Black, who provides the voice for the main character Po.
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
This year you often feel affected by others, unable to convince them that your way is the best way. Allow more time than usual to see how situations unfold.
Counselor Keith
Langford makes first return trip to Lawrence
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Keith Langford was ready to hop in his car and hit the highway after his Kansas University graduation ceremony in May of 2005. “We had just lost in the first round,” the 24-year-old Fort Worth, Texas, native, said of a shocking NCAA Tournament defeat to Bucknell. “I had some injuries, some personal things going on. I didn’t leave on the best of terms.”
Red alert for some tomatoes
Salmonella risk brings menu changes, warnings at stores
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
McDonald’s pulled big red tomatoes from its Big N’ Tasty and premium chicken sandwiches. At Chipotle Mexican Grill, it’s hold the pico de gallo. And for Checkers food store, assurances from a supplier that all of the store’s tomatoes are safe hasn’t quelled concerns among the buying public about tomatoes’ link to a salmonella outbreak in at least 16 states.
Commentary: Field doesn’t have chance vs. Tiger
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
He’s not a “wuss,” contrary to the opinion of a former New York hockey executive who understandably equates a person’s toughness with the number of missing front teeth.
Bush highlights Iran concerns
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A8
President Bush’s weeklong tour through Berlin, Rome, Paris and London appears every bit the old-style farewell tour with a leisurely schedule, jaunts to country castles and lavish dinners.
Ryun, Jenkins to face off in primary
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Former Congressman Jim Ryun says his positions haven’t changed, and that’s just fine with the voters of the 2nd Congressional District. But State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins says voters want new leadership to represent the district that includes western Lawrence and Douglas County.
People in the news
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
¢ Jessica Alba gives birth to baby girl¢ Charity of Hathaway’s boyfriend investigated¢ Anderson to part with car for PETA¢ Winehouse issues apology for slurs¢ Richie gets laugh at daughter’s expense
Veterans to honor war dead Saturday in Topeka
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B8
A group of veterans is organizing an event this weekend to pay tribute to the men and women of the military who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq. The organizers don’t want today’s soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines to end up like veterans of the Vietnam War, forgotten for their sacrifices.
Up, up and up
Even a traditional race involving dogs and sleds is being heavily impacted by soaring fuel costs.
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
The costs of living and doing business of any kind just keep escalating! Now from storied Alaska comes still another indication of how rising costs can alter so many aspects of our lives, even the legendary ones. Think of the Iditarod, a dog and sled event that you might not expect to be affected by spiraling prices.
Old Home Town - 40 years ago
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
The city of Lawrence and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce protested figures that indicated Douglas County and Lawrence had not gained residents in the past year.
Pump patrol
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $3.82 at several locations. If you find a lower price, call Pump Patrol at 832-7154.
Double Take: Piercing better than tattoo for teens
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Dear Dr. Wes and Julia: What’s your opinion on kids getting tattoos or body piercing under the age of 18? My mom is totally against it, even though she knows its much more common now and not a sign that you are low class or something. This is just a way I want to express myself and I see this as her being controlling.
Slattery is pledging to give Roberts a competitive race
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
In his bid to upset U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., Democrat Jim Slattery is promising Kansans the kind of competitive Senate race they haven’t seen in more than three decades.
OSU opener on TV
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
Oklahoma State’s football season opener at Washington State now will be televised.
Teen charged in shooting
Robbery resulted in 2 killings, police say
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
The police are gone and so is the yellow crime scene tape. On Monday, the only reminder that two people were shot to death Saturday at 1311 Del. were two bunches of flowers placed on the front porch and a handwritten sign taped to the porch railing.
KU linebacker uses football as means to an end
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
It all starts with football for Kansas University senior Mike Rivera, an outside linebacker whose trophy case grows more crowded by the minute.
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
After next year’s (1984) state legislative session, the state should consider turning the Kansas University Medical Center over to a private operator or perhaps selling it outright, said State Sen. Paul Hess, R-Wichita.
New fire trucks on fast track
Future tax increase won’t be needed to purchase vehicles
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
City commissioners gave preliminary approval Monday to spend $2.1 million this year to replace worn fire engines, despite receiving more tough financial news about the 2009 city budget.
Apple’s new iPhone faster, cheaper
Version upgrade expected to rival RIM’s BlackBerry
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Now there’s iPhone 2.0, a much upgraded version of the trendy smartphone from Apple that forever changed the way mobile devices communicate when it was first introduced a year ago.
Woodling: Pierce closing on Jo Jo
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Now that Paul Pierce is hogging the headlines during the NBA Finals, it’s possible he’ll soon shed his second-rate status. Pierce, a second-rater? Am I nuts? Here is clearly one of the best players in professional basketball, a man who is paid a stratospheric $16 million plus per year, a man who probably could be elected mayor of Boston.
Governor’s Mansion had no sprinklers
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
When Gov. Rick Perry’s office announced a multimillion-dollar restoration of the Governor’s Mansion last summer, officials warned that although the building had smoke detectors, there was no system to help slow what could be a catastrophic blaze.
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures traded mostly lower Monday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Kennedy returns home week after brain surgery
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Fresh from his hospitalization for an aggressive surgery on a cancerous brain tumor, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy announced it was “good to be home” at his family’s Cape Cod compound Monday and headed out for a sail.
Art of Los Angeles, comic books explored
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B6
Art scenes with inferiority complexes are explored on two interesting documentaries. “The Cool School” on “Independent Lens” (9 p.m., PBS, check local listings) recalls the birth of an art movement in Los Angeles during the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when the city was better known for oil wells and “Dragnet”-like squares than hipsters and painters.
On the record
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Emergency crews responded to a one-alarm structure fire at 4:41 p.m. Monday at 2706 Redbud Lane.
I-70 work to close ramp in Topeka
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Repair work on the exit ramp from eastbound Interstate 70 to Adams Street/Branner Trafficway in east Topeka will close the ramp beginning tonight.
No cooling off for Guillen
Red-hot outfielder hits game-winner off Yankees closer
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B1
Jose Guillen sauntered over to his locker after his postgame shower Monday and waved a towel up and down in front of him, eagerly soaking in the cool air of the clubhouse. Good luck, Jose. Tough to cool down after this series.
Military personnel resolved to get out of debt
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Like the service men and women they are, the participants in my yearlong money-management challenge have hunkered down and are attacking their debts with mighty force.
Physician serves on advisory group
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Dr. Gregory Schnose, Lawrence, is serving on the Medical Advisory Committee of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas.
Man gets 33 months for Wakarusa arrest
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
An Oregon man has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, after he pleaded guilty trying to peddle LSD, mushrooms and other drugs from a van at the 2005 Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival.
Gates shakes up Air Force command
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Defense Secretary Robert Gates launched the Air Force in a new direction Monday by announcing an unusual choice as the service’s next uniformed chief and by declaring an immediate halt to personnel reductions that he said had put the Air Force under too much wartime strain.
Eudora resident seeks commission seat
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
A member of the Eudora Planning Commission filed Monday as a candidate for Douglas County Commission.
Bridge open after painting finishes early
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Kansas River bridge at Lecompton has been painted and is now open to unrestricted two-lane traffic, the Douglas County Public Works Department announced Monday.
Clinton on ticket could hurt Obama
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Lots of Democrats love Hillary Rodham Clinton. Yet plenty of Republicans, conservatives and all-important independents can’t stand her, suggesting possible pitfalls for Barack Obama should he make her his vice presidential running mate.
Bars, guns
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Our Kansas legislators have passed a law (over our governor’s veto) to carry handguns into bars. How outrageous do these representatives have to get before we realize we are being governed by primitive, macho, NRA puppets?
Exercise may prevent drug addiction
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A1
Sure, exercise is good for your waistline, your heart, your bones - but might it also help prevent addiction to drugs or alcohol? There are some tantalizing clues that physical activity might spur changes in the brain to do just that.
Kline announces he will seek re-election as DA
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Johnson County District Attorney Phill Kline is running for re-election to the post.
Bad pairing
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
To the editor: After looking at the front page of the June 9 edition of the Journal-World I have to ask the question: Did anyone at the J-W read the front page before it was printed? Putting the puff piece about “carrying heat” next to the tragic story of two people murdered was beyond belief.
OSU’s Lyons honored
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Oklahoma State pitcher Tyler Lyons has been invited to participate in the USA Baseball national team trials.
Decaying historic home’s fate could be decided
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
City commissioners tonight are expected to decide the fate of an early-1900s home just east of Kansas University that a development group wants to raze but historic preservationists want to save.
Fundraiser gave cancer survivor one of her ‘proudest moments’
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A3
Lori Kloepper battled breast cancer twice and won. Her victory lap at last year’s Relay For Life fundraiser still brings tears to her eyes. “It was probably one of the best things I’ve ever gotten chosen to do - one of the proudest moments,” Kloepper said.
Bears release RB after 2nd arrest
Benson out of work after failing field sobriety test
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Chicago Bears thought Cedric Benson would be their next great running back. He’ll instead go down as one of their biggest disappointments.
Home Instead office under new ownership
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
The Topeka office of Home Instead Senior Care, whose professional caregivers provide services to seniors in Douglas and Shawnee counties, recently was purchased by Gail Shaheed.
Tips for inviting others to view child’s Web page
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Think before you invite. “Make sure you fall in with the right crowd,” says Justine Cassell, director of The Center for Technology and Social Behavior at Northwestern University - meaning parents who are more collaborative than competitive. You don’t want to feel bad if your child says his first word later than everyone else’s.
Teachers praise all-day K program
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A4
Kindergarten teachers from area schools praised the implementation of full-day kindergarten Monday night, saying the program raised students’ standardized math test scores to almost equal the national average for first-graders.
Blue print
Lawrence author pens first Spanish-only DC comic book
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
Bam! Boom! Pow! The lexicon of comic book onomatopoeia is universal. But for the month of June, the “Blue Beetle” comic book is keeping the Bam! Boom! and Pow! and adding in a dash of something not seen often: a mainstream script almost entirely in Spanish.
Scott Morgan to vie for Senate seat
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Lawrence school board member Scott Morgan, a Republican, filed Monday to challenge state Sen. Marci Francisco, a Democrat.
Hispanic voters a challenge for Obama
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
Of all the challenges that presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama will face to win the November elections, one of the biggest ones will be conquering the Hispanic vote. It won’t be easy.
Brown hires hoops coach
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B2
Brown University didn’t look far for its new men’s basketball coach.
Safe mowing tips help you avoid serious injury
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C2
It’s easy to take the power mower for granted and forget how dangerous it is. A recent Consumer Reports poll found that 12 percent of surveyed homeowners drink beer while mowing their lawns. Maybe that’s a contributing factor in some of the 85,700 injuries from walk-behind and riding lawn mowers that the Consumer Product Safety Commission says are treated in U.S. emergency rooms each year.
Stocks finish widely mixed after sell-off
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B7
Stocks closed mixed Monday, with Wall Street exhausted from last week’s swoon and still nervous about the effect of bank losses and energy costs on the economy.
Astronauts finish space station work
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Shuttle Discovery’s astronauts wrapped up their few remaining chores at the international space station on Monday, flexing the robot arm belonging to the newly installed Japanese science lab and opening its attic.
MU receiver may be out until Big 12 play
June 10, 2008 in print edition on B3
Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander will be sidelined at least until the start of the Big 12 season after reinjuring his left knee.
Van Go fundraiser set for June 21
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
Van Go Mobile Arts, a local nonprofit group serving at-risk children, will have its fifth annual fundraiser June 21 at Clinton Lake Marina.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 10, 1908: “The Kaw River finally has ceased to rise here and has been slowly dropping after drops of more than a foot were registered in Topeka yesterday.”
Scientists persist despite Mars trouble
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A2
Scientists troubleshooting the Phoenix lander said Monday they will try one last shake to get a scoopful of Martian dirt inside a tiny oven in hopes of jump-starting their study of Mars’ north pole region.
Submit your events for KU edition calendar
June 10, 2008 in print edition on C1
The Journal-World’s annual KU edition publishes Aug. 9, just in time for the rush of Kansas University students returning to campus.
Developer granted delay in housing vote
June 10, 2008 in print edition on A5
City commissioners have removed from their agenda tonight a plan for a 42-acre housing development near 13th and Iowa streets.