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Archive for Wednesday, August 19, 2009

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The day in photos, August 19, 2009
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Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Amanda Shaw of Amanda Shaw and the Cute Guys performs during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans. Strings attached: Fiddler moves to national stage while reminding audience of New Orleans’ needs
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1C
It wasn’t your typical 18th birthday party.
6:00 a.m.
Walking back to their car almost two blocks from Schwegler School, Jackie Bird, center, crosses 23rd Street Monday afternoon with her two children, Maddie, 10, and Coltrane, 8. Bus service has been cut because of a school budget crisis, but parents are renting a school bus to ferry students from the Prairie Meadows neighborhood back and forth from Schwegler School. Parents band together to find solution to school transportation problem
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Erika Dvorske didn’t much like the prospect of her 6-year-old son walking the equivalent of a 5K, crossing two of the city’s busiest streets and its most accident-prone intersection, just to get to and from school. So she and a growing list of parents are renting a school bus to safely ferry at least 22 classmates from the Prairie Meadows neighborhood back and forth from their scholastic finish line, Schwegler School.
2:00 p.m.
District attorney says parents need to pay more attention to what their kids are doing online
12:00 a.m., August 19, 2009 Updated 4:23 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Douglas County’s top prosecutor says not every text message a child receives will make parents want to LOL.
6:00 p.m.
Kansas University students Blair Tudas, Jeff Katz, Brad Stephenson and Lorenzo Murray lounge on a rooftop in the Oread Neighborhood during KU’s Stop Day May 8. KU enacting new alcohol policies to contend with buzz factor
August 18, 2009 in print edition on 1B
This year, when Marlesa Roney, vice provost for student success, talks to incoming students about Kansas University’s new parental notification law, she gets right to the point. “I say something to the effect that I anticipate some of them are aware that a student died of alcohol poisoning this spring and we don’t want it to happen again,” Roney said. “I’m really that blunt.”

All stories

This could only happen to Raiders
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Boys will be boys, coaches will be coaches, and the Raiders will inevitably and interminably be all screwed up.
Chancellor Gray-Little’s Convocation remarks
August 19, 2009
Good evening, Jayhawks! It is truly an honor to be here with you. I appreciate the warm welcome you have given me tonight and indeed every day since I had the privilege of being named chancellor.
Severe thunderstorm watch issued for Douglas, surrounding counties
07:20 p.m., August 19, 2009 Updated 11:15 p.m.
A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 3 a.m. for Douglas and all surrounding counties.
Mangino raves about true freshman McDougald
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Less than two weeks after the start of summer training camp, Kansas coach Mark Mangino indicated that Bradley McDougald would not only contribute as a true freshman this season, but that the Dublin, Ohio, native has performed better than any true freshman he’s had in the program
Collins, Aldrich named as candidates for Wooden Award
Jayhawk duo included on list of 50 college players
August 19, 2009
Cole Aldrich and Sherron Collins are two of 50 candidates for the Wooden Player of the Year trophy.
Suspect in rape of KU student in her dorm takes stand in his own defense
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Pratt man charged with raping a Kansas University student inside a women’s dorm, took the stand Wednesday in his own defense.
Douglas County Commission and law enforcement in dispute over firing range
County: Fraternal Order of Police needs permit for facility
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Douglas County judge is deciding whether to rule in favor of the County Commission or the local Fraternal Order of Police chapter over a firing range at the FOP lodge southwest of Lawrence.
Linwood plans barbecue fundraiser for Saturday
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
The annual Linwood Lions Club Barbecue is Saturday, Aug. 22.
Performers to take to downtown streets this weekend
Dancing, juggling and other skills to be on display during 2nd annual event
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Don’t be alarmed when you come across fire-eating, sword-swallowing and phonebook-ripping folks this weekend in downtown Lawrence.
Lawrence students exceed state and national averages on ACT scores
Unlike others in state and across nation, Lawrence results show improvement
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
While ACT scores nationally remained the same and scores across Kansas slightly declined, Lawrence students improved their scores for the 2008-2009 school year.
Designer, interrupted
After a two-year wait, ‘Project Runway’ finally airs again — this time featuring KC designer Ari Fish
August 19, 2009
KC’s Ari Fish was one of the 16 designers who long ago taped season 6 of Project Runway, and has just had to wait — and wait — for it to see the light of day. The wait is about to come to an end though, as the first episode finally airs Thursday…
6News bringing live broadcasts to area communities
August 19, 2009
6News is taking its 6 p.m. show on the road in September — and we want you to be there see it live.
Kansas VA hospitals agree to pay fine over improper hazardous waste management
August 19, 2009
Two Kansas veteran hospitals have settled alleged hazardous waste law violations by paying a penalty and agreeing to implement better waste management programs.
Free seminar ‘Cookin’ with Diabetes’ to address healthy eating habits
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
A free seminar has been cooked up so people with diabetes can learn more about managing their condition and cooking healthy.
Lawrence resident having fun run in honor of brother-in-law
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence resident Stephanie Unekis is sponsoring a fun run to raise money in honor of her brother-in-law who was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma last year.
Congressman Moore wins award for efforts in disaster preparedness and recovery
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan., has received an award from ProtectingAmerica.org for his efforts in disaster preparedness and recovery.
Renewable energy jobs to be focus of discussions
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
Labor leaders and environmental advocates will conduct presentations next week on renewable energy jobs.
Wyandotte County casino proposals advanced, Sumner County proposals delayed
08:49 a.m., August 19, 2009 Updated 01:27 p.m. in print edition on A4
The Kansas Lottery Commission is having its second go-around with proposals for state-owned casinos in two counties.
S.D. senator coming to Kansas to campaign for Moran’s senate race
August 19, 2009
Rep. Jerry Moran hopes to get a boost for his Senate campaign in Kansas from a top South Dakota Republican.
Bucs safety Jackson suspended four games
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Tanard Jackson on Tuesday was suspended without pay for the first four games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s substances of abuse policy.
Warrior mentalities
Henry brothers, molded by family, eager to start at KU
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
Wherever Xavier Henry goes, so does one of his most prized possessions — his wooden necklace. “It’s a warrior necklace. I got one for me and my brother. It just represents us. Me and my brother are warriors,” Henry, Kansas University’s 6-foot-6, 220-pound freshman basketball guard from Oklahoma City said Tuesday.
Wine sales at Farmers’ Market OK’d
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pick up some homegrown tomatoes, some fresh sweet corn and a nice bottle of wine.
Lowly K.C. continues to give Chisox fits
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas City beat the White Sox, 5-4.
25 years ago: Lawrence delegates prepare for Republican National Convention
August 19, 2009
Ken Martinez and Donna Shultz of Lawrence were to be among the delegates at the Republican National Convention in Dallas and Bernice Todd of Lawrence was to be an alternate. Even though incumbent president Ronald Reagan was a shoo-in for the nomination, the local delegates predicted a lively planning session focusing on the fall voting.
Cardinals’ coach sends team to movies
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
It was back to the movies for the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday.
Motion filed to dismiss Roethlisberger suit
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
A former Harrah’s employee has filed a motion to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping another worker and alleges that managers of the Lake Tahoe hotel-casino covered up the assault.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman nabbed
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
The back-to-back arrests of two top Pakistani Taliban members are another blow to a militant network reeling from the apparent killing of its chief in a CIA missile strike and could be a fresh sign of infighting over a possible successor.
Devil Dog Brew launches online store
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
Coffee label Devil Dog Brew is now available at Checker’s grocery store, 2300 La., and online at DevilDogBrew.com.
Technology association plans August luncheon
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
The Lawrence Technology Association August luncheon will be from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Jade Mongolian BBQ, 1511 W. 23rd St.
Financial group receives high ratings
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
The Jayhawk Financial Group, 627 Monterey Way, was the only company to receive the highest financial ratings from all four services with a positive outlook at a Northwestern Mutual annual meeting July 19-22 in Milwaukee. The Lawrence office finished third in the country in its market category and is the smallest market category in the country with 300 other similar sized offices.
U.S. health care needs systemic change
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
Reading the transcripts of President Obama’s “town hall meetings” this month on heath care reform is painful.
A step toward inhumanity
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
For the past month I have watched British media report and comment on the American health care uproar.
Old age is the last taboo
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A11
We live in a time when seemingly no subject is taboo.
Man videotapes story of selling kidney for $20k
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A8
In 2005, a rebellious and sporadically employed Israeli man flew to New York to give up a kidney to save an American businessman.
Political columnist Novak dies at 78
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A8
Political columnist Robert Novak, a conservative, pugilistic debater and proud owner of the “Prince of Darkness” moniker, died Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer that was diagnosed in July 2008. He was 78.
Eight is more than enough
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B10
Fox, in its infinite wisdom, has decided to spend two hours of prime-time broadcasting “Octomom: The Incredible Unseen Footage” (7 p.m., Fox).
Horoscope for August 19, 2009
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B10
This year, you approach life with renewed energy and a constantly transforming perspective. You might not always be comfortable with financial situations and what is happening, yet you are able to intuit your path. If you are single, you’ll want to be careful about your choice of sweetie. If you are attached, you gain from weekends away, just the two of you. Leo is a soul mate.
Tiny traces of cocaine found on currency
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
Chances are there’s cocaine in your wallet.
New digital cameras shoot, score
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
Consumer Reports’ list of recommended cameras includes four new point-and-shoot models from among 26 it recently evaluated as part of its ongoing camera tests.
Retailers’ earning results top estimates
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
Retailers that reported their second-quarter earnings Tuesday made big strides in profitability from a year ago by slashing inventory and other costs, but executives predicted shoppers will remain tightfisted.
Study reviews Mozart’s death
Newest theory is that strep infection led to kidney failure
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
For more than two centuries, the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has endured — as has the speculation about what led to his sudden death at age 35 on Dec. 5, 1791.
Animal lovers killed by pack of wild dogs
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A12
A shredded piece of shirt, some strands of hair and bloodstained dirt are all that remain along the rural stretch of road where authorities believe a pack of wild dogs fatally mauled an elderly couple.
Suspect pleads not guilty in porn model slaying
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
A man accused of killing a Kansas college student who led a secret life as an Internet porn model pleaded not guilty to her murder Tuesday.
Kansas students again top national ACT average
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B12
Kansas students fell slightly on this year’s ACT college entrance exam compared with 2008, with small drops in reading, math and English.
Prosecutor: No charges in wrong-way crash
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C10
The criminal investigation into the Taconic State Parkway crash is over, Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Tuesday.
Inmates grow, gather veggies to feed hungry, gain job skills
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C10
The nation’s food banks, struggling to meet demand in hard times, are turning to prison inmates for free labor to help feed the hungry.
Woman charged with harassment over suggestive post
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C10
A Missouri woman is accused of cyberbullying for allegedly posting photos and personal information of a teenage girl on the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigslist after an Internet argument.
As Bolt breaks another record, is he near speed limit?
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C10
Once the gun sounds, Usain Bolt seems to test the very limits of the race — the human race.
Depressed? A game might help
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A1
Gail Nichols has suffered from depression for years.
Local author named honorary ambassador
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
Beth Reiber, Lawrence, author of Frommer’s Japan and Frommer’s Tokyo, was appointed a Yokoso! Japan Ambassador during a July 9 ceremony in Tokyo at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
Firms facing new curbs
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A6
The first phase of the landmark credit card legislation signed by President Obama in May will take effect this week, forcing card issuers to give consumers more time to pay their bills and to consider interest rate increases.
Obama to appear with celebrities in back-to-school program
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
President Barack Obama will appear in a back-to-school television special with singer Kelly Clarkson and basketball star LeBron James next month.
Attacks rock Kabul ahead of vote; media restricted
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Gunfire erupted in the heart of the Afghan capital today on the eve of national elections, a day after insurgents fired at the presidential palace and unleashed a suicide car bomber on a NATO convoy.
Hurricane Bill now Category 3 storm
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Bill became a major hurricane far out in the Atlantic on Tuesday, with winds whipping near 125 mph, and forecasters say it could strengthen even further.
Obama, Bill Clinton talk about N. Korean mission
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that information her husband brought back from North Korea has been “extremely helpful” by providing a window into what’s happening in the reclusive country.
Wildfire suspects may be linked to cartels
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Investigators said Tuesday they believe marijuana growers with possible ties to Mexican drug cartels caused an 88,650-acre wildfire in northern Santa Barbara County, and there are many more pot farms hidden in remote areas around the nation.
Study: End-of-life counseling improves mood
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
As a political uproar rages over end-of-life counseling, a new study finds offering such care to dying cancer patients improves their mood and quality of life.
Liberals tired of health care compromise
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A7
Frustrated liberals have a question for President Barack Obama and Democratic lawmakers: Isn’t it time the other guys gave a little ground on health care?
Judge won’t release Topeka man in lawyering case
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
A federal judge refused Tuesday to free a Topeka man ordered jailed indefinitely by the Kansas Supreme Court for practicing law without a license.
Workshop addresses Alzheimer’s issues
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Heart of America Chapter will be offering a free, two-part workshop in Lawrence for caregivers, family members and friends of people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia.
K-State recognized as military-friendly
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
G.I. Jobs magazine has ranked Kansas State University as one of the most military-friendly schools in the nation for 2010.
Law enforcement report: theft
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 21-year-old man reported Monday the theft of a Roketa MC-1750 motorized scooter.
GM boosts output, expresses optimism
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A2
Shoppers are snapping up cars and trucks so quickly that General Motors Co. is boosting production for the rest of the year to keep up with Cash for Clunkers demand.
Struggling Gordon demoted to minors
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Alex Gordon was demoted to the minor leagues Tuesday by the Kansas City Royals.
Woods looks to give KU pass rush some pop
Juco transfer a welcome addition on defensive line that struggled to get to QB last season
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
During the Kansas University football team’s annual Media Day, Quintin Woods was asked how the first few days of practice were going, and in response, the defensive end from Flint, Mich., said, “It’s been tough. Coach’s working us, but it’s for the (good) of our team. We’re just taking it one day at a time, going out there and giving everybody our all, working hard in drills, working hard in practice, soaking everything up, and it’s been good.”
Princeton Review list names KU
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Princeton Review has released its list of the best 371 colleges and universities in the country, and Kansas University made the cut.
Competency hearing set in homicide case
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A5
A man accused of killing a 50-year-old Oskaloosa farmer faces a competency hearing.
Money, politics
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: In his column headlined “Lift the legislative fog” (Journal-World, Aug. 12), Mike Hoeflich offers little light to cut through the political haze.
Moral duty
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: We need the same sort of restructuring of health care that led to the creation of Medicare and Social Security.
Ranting, ratings
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
To the editor: Why can’t people resist making something out of nothing to get in the news?
Jayhawks not on parade
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
Maybe there was nothing Kansas University officials could have done differently, but the traditional Band Day parade will be missed.
Sanders has no regrets about retiring early
Former Detroit Lions running back could have surpassed rushing record
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B6
As a pre-eminent NFL running back, Barry Sanders made on-field decisions at the blink of an eye eluding tacklers as if buttons on a video game were determining his direction.
District attorney says parents need to pay more attention to what their kids are doing online
12:00 a.m., August 19, 2009 Updated 04:23 p.m. in print edition on A1
Douglas County’s top prosecutor says not every text message a child receives will make parents want to LOL.
With deadline past, Royals, Crow can resume talks
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B5
Now that the deadline has passed for signing players taken in baseball’s June draft, the Kansas City Royals hope to resume talks with first-round pick Aaron Crow.
Jayhawk volleyball scrimmage on tap
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Kansas volleyball team will play an exhibition scrimmage against KU alumni on Saturday at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. Admission to the 6:30 p.m. event is free.
Kansas golf hires assistant
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
John Handrigan was named Kansas men’s golf assistant coach on Tuesday.
Kansas baseball loses signee
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B3
Ritch Price figured pitcher Shawn Blackwell was signed, sealed and all but delivered to Kansas University.
C.J.’s impact a mystery
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B1
We know what Carl Henry thinks of his son C.J.’s game. Carl said he thinks Sherron Collins and Tyshawn Taylor are good basketball players, but not any better than C.J. “You said my dad said that?” C.J. asked Tuesday afternoon.
Participation steady in greek community
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B10
Mention the word fraternity or sorority to most people, and a number of negative stereotypes may come to mind, from binge drinking to hazing. The greek community at Kansas University is working hard to demonstrate that fraternities and sororities are more than just social organizations and can play a significant role in preparing their members for future success.
La Visión attempts to make university home to Hispanic students
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B9
“Tú tienes una casa aquí,” meaning, “You have a home here,” is one of La Visión’s Spanish slogans.
In down economy, benefits of internships emphasized
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
With the economy tightening the job market, students are turning to internships to get their foot in the door for an after-school career.
Currency values hit international students’ wallets
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B7
The present economic situation is creating challenges for many college students, but international students at Kansas University are not only having to navigate the ups and downs of the U.S. economy, but also must deal with conditions in their home countries.
McCray’s emergence sparks optimism
August 19, 2009 in print edition on D8
Around mid-October of last year when basketball practice was about to begin, Kansas women’s coach Bonnie Henrickson was asked about Danielle McCray. Said Henrickson of the 5-foot-11 junior: “Danielle has to step up and be a leader.” Did she ever.
Self giddy over ‘premier’ newcomer class
Henrys, Johnson, Robinson, Withey project as a fabulous five
August 19, 2009 in print edition on D7
Bill Self won’t complain if anybody wants to nickname his incoming class of recruits the “Fab Five.” He’s awfully fond of the handful of guys he and assistants Joe Dooley, Danny Manning and Kurtis Townsend were able to corral.
Hoops expectations at upper limits
Return of Collins, Aldrich, addition of Henry has KU Final Four favorite
August 19, 2009 in print edition on D6
Blessed with talent and depth at every position — and valuable experience at the ever-important point guard slot — Kansas University’s basketball team enters the 2009-10 preseason with the highest hopes. And the greatest expectations.
40 years ago: Status of anti-ROTC demonstrating professor under study
August 19, 2009
Two key committees were still studying the status of a Kansas University professor who had been active in an anti-ROTC demonstration the past spring. “He was on the faculty until further notice,” officials said.
100 years ago: Supplies arrive for Bowersock expansion
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A10
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 19, 1909: “A carload and a half of big storage batteries arrived here today to be use in the big expansion of the Bowersock power plant. A large work force will be involved in getting the plant expansion done. … The arrival of the street cars means another change for Lawrence. The big arc lights which had always hung in the middle of the street must be moved to one side to be out of the way of the street car wires.”
Look to your pantry for great, cheap glassware
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C1
Wine snobs love to obsess over glassware, a pretentious habit that has bred an industry of designer glasses intended to enhance the drinking of one grape varietal or another.
Organization tips keep kitchen prep simple
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C1
My daughter just moved into her first duplex, and she had no idea how to organize her kitchen. Can you help?
What do I do with … edamame
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C1
Edamame. The name harkens to something exotic from a land far away, but edamame’s biology is something decidedly more down home.
Job security concerns plague faculty, staff
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B9
Kansas University is among a few selected universities named as one of the “great colleges to work for” in 2008. The university employs 13,000 faculty and staff at campuses in Lawrence, Kansas City, Wichita and Overland Park. KU ranks in the top five large universities in categories ranging from healthy faculty-administration relations and work-life balance to pride and respect and appreciation recognition, according to the study conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
ROTC enrollment continues to increase at KU
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B9
Neither military nor humanitarian crises that demand U.S. military presence overseas have affected ROTC program numbers of Kansas University’s campus.
KU taking steps to help address pharmacist shortage
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B11
Amber Woehl was on perpetual hold. She was trying to transfer a prescription by phone to a chain pharmacy in Kansas City. It’d been more than five minutes since she’d made the phone call. She rolled her eyes. “This,” she said, “is why I don’t work for a chain.”
Parents save with sitter swaps
August 19, 2009 in print edition on A9
When Jenny Iverson and her husband left Utah last year, they didn’t just lose a tight-knit community of relatives.
People in the news
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B10
People in the news for August 19, 2009.
Rangers bringing back Pudge
August 19, 2009 in print edition on B2
Ivan Rodriguez is coming home to the Texas Rangers.
Love those summertime blues
August 19, 2009 in print edition on C3
Two pints of blueberries for $5.