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Archive for Monday, August 3, 2009

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Births
Chats
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Lawrence Humane Society nearing capacity
Polls
Which KU football senior do you think will get taken highest in the 2010 NFL Draft?

Poll results

Response Percent
Darrell Stuckey
 
52%
Kerry Meier
 
33%
Todd Reesing
 
9%
Jake Sharp
 
2%
Other
 
2%
Total 803
Do you support the former Don's Steakhouse as the new location of the Lawrence Community Shelter?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
44%
Yes
 
42%
Too soon to say
 
13%
Total 1219
Do you think Leavenworth is a good place to bring former Guantanamo Bay detainees?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
47%
No
 
45%
Not sure
 
6%
Total 59
Would you support the idea of turning part of downtown into a pedestrian mall?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
51%
No
 
42%
Not sure
 
5%
Total 1366
Videos

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Police seeking man in connection with reported armed robbery
10:15 p.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 03:47 a.m. in print edition on A4
Police responded Monday night to a report of an armed robbery at Conoco, 2447 W. Sixth Street.
Lawrence developer wins auction of former house owned by KU
August 3, 2009
Lawrence developer Tom Fritzel won an auction on Saturday for a three-story building at 1043 Ind., a Kansas University official said. The winning bid was $375,000.
LJWorld.com, Journal-World win third-consecutive APME Convergence Award
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Journal-World on Monday won its third consecutive Associated Press Managing Editors Convergence Award.
KU’s Reesing named to O’Brien watch list
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University senior quarterback Todd Reesing has been named to the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Watch List, the O’Brien selection committee announced Monday.
Desperately crowded Humane Society offering half-price adoptions this month
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Humane Society received another 42 dogs on Saturday from the state, and now the shelter is desperately crowded.
Deal pending to move Lawrence Community Shelter to former Don’s Steakhouse
02:39 p.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 11:43 p.m. in print edition on A1
Plans are in the works to convert the former Don’s Steakhouse building in eastern Lawrence into a homeless shelter to replace the existing Lawrence Community Shelter in the downtown area.
Topeka man arrested on suspicion of DUI after man injured at convenience store
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police arrested a 21-year-old Topeka man early Sunday on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a 23-year-old Lawrence man was struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Zarco 66 Station, 900 Iowa.
Prep receiver Terry picks KU
01:32 p.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 10:32 p.m. in print edition on B1
Following a confusing past few days, Blue Springs (Mo.) High receiver Keeston Terry told Rivals.com Monday that he has committed to play for the Kansas University football team.
Driver in Jaeger case says defendant broke victim’s window, entered apartment
Defendant’s friend contradicts defense, but maintains woman was not kidnapped
12:55 p.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 06:52 p.m. in print edition on A1
A longtime friend of the defendant in a kidnapping and battery trial testified Monday that the victim willingly left her apartment with the defendant.
Monthly survey finds signs of improvement in Midwest economy
August 3, 2009
A survey of supply managers and other business executives in nine Midwest and Plains states suggests the region’s economy is expanding for the first time in almost a year.
State Board of Education prepares to discuss legislative agenda
Funding increase expected to be major goal
August 3, 2009
The Kansas Board of Education meets next week to begin discussing its legislative agenda for 2010.
Lawmakers blast possibility of moving Guantanamo detainees to Kansas
10:40 a.m., August 3, 2009 Updated 03:22 p.m. in print edition on A3
Kansas and local officials are expressing dismay that Fort Leavenworth is on a short list for receiving detainees from Guantanamo Bay.
T-Bones take down RailCats
August 3, 2009
The Kansas City T-Bones defeated the Gary Southshore RailCats, 5-2.
Woods triumphs at Buick Open
Tiger wins by 3 strokes for 69th victory on PGA Tour
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B2
Tiger Woods won the Buick Open for a third time and claimed his 69th PGA Tour victory.
Ewald wins Kansas Amateur
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
Leawood’s Matt Ewald held off Dodge Kemmer of Wichita, 7-and-5, to win the Kansas Amateur on Sunday at Kansas City Country Club.
Horoscopes
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A9
For Monday, Aug. 3, 2009: This year, you’ll discover the power of a group. Always opt for the best, waving goodbye to your ego. If you are single, take your time getting to know someone of interest. Be willing to dump someone who is too possessive. If you are attached, learn to lean on each other more.
Cuba ripe for engagement with U.S.
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
President Obama is worthy of admiration for his efforts to improve relations with America’s adversaries: Iran, North Korea and a few others. But for most of those states, it’s time to give it up, and the Obama administration appears to realize that.
Bridge gaps
Tens of thousands of U.S. bridges are in serious need of repair, but most of those projects apparently couldn’t meet the federal definition of “shovel-ready.”
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
It was discouraging to read last week that so few badly needed bridge projects are attracting money from the federal stimulus package passed last winter.
Put an end to emotional eating
August 3, 2009
If you find yourself eating when not hungry, you are probably engaged in emotional eating.
The best of bread on ‘Jayni’s Kitchen’
August 3, 2009
Join Jayni Carey this week on “Jayni’s Kitchen” for a trip to the 2009 Festival of Breads bread baking contest in Wichita. Back in the kitchen, Sharon Davis with the Home Baking Association gives a lesson in bread baking, and Cindy Falk, nutrition educator from Kansas Wheat, prepares the Festival of Breads winning recipe.
Facing odds: Woman doesn’t let blindness overcome ambitions
August 3, 2009
Despite a busy academic schedule, Kansas University doctoral student Chikako Mochizuki, 42, still reads novels, watches movies, travels internationally and experiments with makeup.
From minors to majors: No clear-cut way to know if your kid could be a sports star
August 3, 2009
Sometimes you just know a kid is going to become a pro athlete. That’s what Kansas University team physician Dr. Jeffrey Randall thought when he saw Kyle Vaubel playing American Legion baseball in Oklahoma the late 1980s.
4-H’er foods: Bake-happy kids of 4-H compete at the Douglas County Fair
August 3, 2009
The ingredients that make a champion — persistence, determination and practice — don’t change when the competition revolves around food. They just taste better.
Pipe down: KU student has love for noisy bagpipes
August 3, 2009
Chris Hannemann had the cops called on him at 4 p.m. a few weeks ago. He wasn’t having a party. He wasn’t arguing with his neighbors. He was practicing his bagpipes outside.
High-flying volunteer: Civil Air Patrol cadet honored for service
August 3, 2009
For some teenagers, community service can be an afterschool or summer obligation to check off the list, but for Alec VanZuiden, helping others is just a way of life.
Couple build dream home with outdoor features
August 3, 2009
“It all started on a napkin at Perkins.” That’s how Marsha Goff describes the origins of house plans she and husband Ray developed for the home they built in rural Lawrence near Eudora township.
Rethinking downtown: Commissioner’s ideas for Mass. Street go well beyond business as usual
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A1
Imagine a tall slippery-slide in downtown Lawrence. Maybe it is flanked by some fun water fountains for the kids, a sculpture garden for the adults, and a mini-amphitheater for live music.
Variety of ideas helps you root out nuisance moles
August 3, 2009
Moles benefit our lawns by eating root-destroying insects such as grubs, and their tunnels aerate our soil. Unfortunately, these same tunnels can make yards very unsightly. There are several steps you can take to decrease or eliminate mole activity in your yard.
Horses reign at fair on Sunday
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Riders and their horses — both real and wooden — took center stage at the Douglas County Fair on Sunday for the open horse show.
4 cousins and mother among 8 dead in crash
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
A family’s minivan going in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young cousins and the mother of one of them.
Sarkozy collapses while exercising
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
French President Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed while jogging Sunday on the lush grounds of the Chateau of Versailles and was to stay at a hospital overnight even though initial tests found nothing wrong, his office said.
2 ministers forced to leave Cabinet
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired his intelligence minister, and his culture minister resigned under pressure Sunday as further rifts emerged in his camp with just days to go until his controversial inauguration for a second term.
Ministry: New dialogue on nukes a possibility
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korea said today that it is open to new dialogue to defuse tensions over its nuclear weapons program in what appeared to be a call for direct talks with the United States.
Europe fast-tracking swine flu vaccine
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety and proper doses.
Health overhaul needs GOP votes to pass, Democrat says
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Barack Obama’s ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care, a top lawmaker acknowledged on Sunday. Republicans said they will continue their opposition to a plan they say is simply a government takeover of private decisions.
Woods dumps M.O., savors moment
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B2
After a dominant performance, amid extraordinary cheers, Tiger Woods took the microphone and delivered a eulogy.
KU golf’s Rainbolt selected
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University golfer Alyssa Rainbolt, a redshirt junior from Wichita, was selected as one of five 2009 Murray Scholars by a nationwide panel of sports journalists.
Royals’ offense wakes up in eighth
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas City’s late offensive outburst cost James Shields more than a victory.
Former KU coach Owens prepares Hall speech
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
Ted Owens, who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame tonight in Oklahoma City, and then the Kansas Hall of Fame on Oct. 4 in Wichita — plans on thanking several individuals in sure-to-be-emotional acceptance speeches at both events.
Patiently waiting
Coleman’s commitment contagious around LHS
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’s unfortunate, unfair really, that Lawrence High senior Taylor Coleman is such a nice guy. His 6-foot-3, 198-pound frame could be more useful if he were just a little meaner.
City Commission agenda: 23rd St. bridge details up for review
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will go over details of the state’s plan to replace the 23rd Street bridge near Haskell Indian Nations University.
Michael Jackson hearing has lengthy to-do list
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A9
The handlers of Michael Jackson’s probate and guardianship cases have a full slate at a hearing meant to tackle a number of estate and family issues.
Insurance official to seek re-election
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Sandy Praeger has confirmed that she will campaign for another term as state insurance commissioner.
Divorces granted
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court.
Marriage licenses issued
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court.
Salvation Army going on shoe kick
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Salvation Army is once again helping needy children with a Back to School Shoe Drive.
More to Reesing, Mangino than football
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B1
It was in the middle of a Kansas University football practice last season when coach Mark Mangino wanted a word with Todd Reesing. As the coach pulled his quarterback aside, Reesing was prepared to discuss what plays he would call on the next practice drive.
Residents rally after murders at gay center
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A10
Reeling from the worst attack ever aimed at homosexuals in Israel, members of the country’s gay community and their supporters rallied Sunday in the heart of Tel Aviv a day after a masked gunman killed two people at a center for gay youth and escaped.
Conservative rival seeks trials for Iran bloodshed
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A10
Criticism of Iran’s mass prosecution of political activists widened Sunday with the main conservative challenger to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanding authorities also seek punishment for those accused of killing protesters.
Split-up Jon & Kate return to TLC tonight
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A9
They’re back! Fewer than two months after the nonsurprise of their break-up, the stars of “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (8 p.m., TLC) return.
Studies: Children low on vitamin D
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A6
Millions of U.S. children have disturbingly low vitamin D levels, possibly increasing their risk for bone problems, heart disease, diabetes and other ailments, according to two new studies that provide the first national assessment of the crucial nutrient in young Americans.
State Budget Watch: Higher education funding has shifted over the years
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Back after a week’s vacation in Tennessee. Legislative news there was pretty spicy — a state senator resigning after sex scandal.
4-legged friends join the fight against cancer
Bark for Life invites dogs to play for a good cause in Eudora this month
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A3
Woof. Woof. Woof. The American Cancer Society is letting dogs play at a new fundraiser called Bark For Life.
School gym injuries rise rapidly
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A1
Injuries to American children during physical education classes increased by 150 percent from 1997-2007, a new study finds, a possible drawback to a movement encouraging more vigorous exercise in schools.
Hawaii protecting coral reefs with big fines for damages
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B10
Wrecking coral will cost you in Hawaii.
Leavenworth on short list of possible sites for detainees
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B10
The Obama administration is looking at creating a courtroom-within-a-prison complex in the U.S. to house suspected terrorists, combining military and civilian detention facilities at a single maximum-security prison.
Fact checking claims, promises from the health care debate
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B10
Confusing claims and outright distortions have animated the national debate over changes in the health care system.
People in the news
August 3, 2009
Jessica Biel sings! That may come as a surprise to audiences who only know the actress from her primarily dramatic work on television and in films, including the long-running “7th Heaven,” and the big-screen “Stealth” and “The Illusionist.”
Recycled money
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Do we think about how and where we spend our money? Think of it as “local loot.”
Baseball stain
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As much as I respect Bill James, I must really disagree on his analysis of steroids and baseball. How can a quality-of-life-preserving medicine of the future possibly be compared to a very dangerous life-threatening performance-enhancing steroid?
Tie-dye sensational when subtle
August 3, 2009
In my youth, I remember the homemade process of wearable art: tie-dye. After filling basins with dye, I would dip my rubber-banded, twisted, looped-up T-shirts, socks, purses, headbands — you name it — into the colorful solutions, then wait impatiently for them to dry, then be washed, then dry again. Still, my creations never looked as profession as I hoped (but they never looked manufactured either, which I did not want).
Stress can cause thinning hair
August 3, 2009
The New York Times recently reported that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s hair was thinning as a result of extreme stress. If so, doctors say, she’s not the only one.
What effect does faith have on healing?
August 3, 2009
What effect does faith have on physical healing? Do religious or spiritual practices help people recover from — or cope with — illness and injury? Such questions are the subject of a discussion between Sally Quinn, a moderator of the online feature “On Faith,” and Christina Puchalski, a professor of medicine and health sciences at George Washington University School of Medicine and executive director of the George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health.
Palin steps down as governor, vows to fight ‘for what is right’
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A2
Sarah Palin stepped down Sunday as Alaska governor to write a book and build a right-of-center coalition, but she left her long-term political plans unclear and refused to address speculation she would seek a 2012 presidential bid.
Breaking up? Who keeps the ring?
August 3, 2009
What happens when “I do” turns into “I don’t?” For many Americans, breaking off an engagement before the wedding has become a stinging reality. Once an engagement is broken off, the couple separates and that seems to be the end of it.
High spirits: Ginger Peach Julep hits the spot
August 3, 2009
This twist on the mint julep took third place in the official cocktail contest of the 2009 Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans. However, Jason Wilson believes it should have won.
Horror stories about bridesmaids
August 3, 2009
Behind every beautiful bride is a group of bridesmaids — some supportive and willing helpers, while others … well, not so much. We asked brides on WeddingChannel.com if their bridesmaids have met their expectations, and their responses were pretty surprising. Here we reveal the best of the worst. Names have been removed to protect the innocent (and the guilty!).
Horoscopes
August 3, 2009
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You are strong, positive and persistent this year. The same kind of change that would have had you trembling in fear will excite and motivate you. A big career break comes this month. Next month, your love life gets interesting as your partner’s luck affects you. Singles will attract an adventurous soul and be swept into a journey. There will be family business to handle in November, and it requires your utmost diplomacy. The funding for education or travel comes in February.
Library top 10
August 3, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of July 20 through July 27.
King salmon vanish in Alaska
August 3, 2009 in print edition on A6
Yukon River smokehouses should be filled this summer with oil-rich strips of king salmon — long used by Alaska Natives as a high-energy food to get through the long Alaska winters. But they’re mostly empty.
Pittsburg king at state
August 3, 2009 in print edition on B3
Pittsburg defeated Manhattan, 6-5, on Sunday to win the AAA Legion state championship.
Sandler’s ‘Funny People’ wins weekend with $23.4M
August 3, 2009
Adam Sandler’s serious side has caught on with audiences.
Rub-a-dub-dub: Locally made soaps aim to leave you squeaky clean
August 3, 2009
For Debi Taylor, you’re not fully clean unless you’re locally soap clean. “After you use homemade soap, you will come out feeling clean for the first time,” Taylor says.
The Edge
August 3, 2009
• ‘Twenties Girl’ (Books) • ‘Watchmen: Director’s Cut’ (DVD) • Jordin Sparks (Music)