Archive for Friday, August 28, 2009

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The day in photos, August 28, 2009
How much do you give to the United Way in a year?

Poll results

Response Percent
More than $200
$101 to $200
$11 to $50
$1 to $10
$51 to $100
Total 1237

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
A few of the Kansas women’s basketball players work out in the new practice facility. The building was opened for a media tour on Wednesday. Basketball players relishing new space
August 27, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Kansas University’s new basketball practice facility is quite a sight.
6:00 a.m.
In a press conference in December, Chancellor Robert Hemenway announced he would step down from his post effective June 30, 2009. Hemenway’s compensation package to include $340,352 per year, plus sports tickets
7:22 p.m., August 27, 2009 Updated 8:15 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Former Kansas University Chancellor Robert Hemenway will earn $340,352 per year during the next two academic years, and will get other fringe benefits, according to a memo from the Kansas Board of Regents.
10:00 a.m.
A Lawrence trash truck goes through the K-Tag turnpike toll gate to enter Interstate 70 from North Iowa Street on a Thursday morning in April Turnpike tolls going up
1:15 p.m., August 27, 2009 Updated 5:04 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Tolls for Turnpike cash customers driving passenger vehicles will increase an average of 15 percent on October 1.
2:00 p.m.
From left, Warren Corman, Kansas University architect, and Ken Audus, dean of the School of Pharmacy, visit with U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., second from right, and Keith Yehle, KU director of government relations, right, during a tour of the Multidisciplinary Research Building on Thursday on KU’s West Campus. During Jenkins’ visit, she received an update on the construction of KU’s new School of Pharmacy building next to the Multidisciplinary building. Both facilities are in Jenkins’ 2nd congressional district. At center are aides to Jenkins. Jenkins tours KU’s School of Pharmacy site, says public option would be ‘government takeover’
August 27, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Kansas University leaders are ambitious that a new pharmacy school that will allow the program to enroll more students each year will be done by fall 2010.
6:00 p.m.
Volunteer workers Fred McElhenie, left, and Larry Rankin remove some walls Monday  during renovations to a building at 330 Maine, where Health Care Access plans to relocate from 1920 Moodie Road. The organization still needs to raise about $80,000 before moving into the new location. Health Care Access Clinic still looking for funding to grow operation
August 26, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Health Care Access still needs to raise about $80,000 before it can relocate its clinic into a bigger space.

All stories

Hamm Inc. sells to investors with eyes on growth
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
The sale to an investment group is not expected to affect the jobs of any of the 250 workers for the construction contractor.
KU reports 284 students exhbiting symptoms of swine flu
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
Cases of suspected H1N1 flu at Kansas University had grown to 284 as of Friday afternoon, but the number of new cases was down for the second day in a row.
Dole Institute to host discussion on global poverty, economy
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
The Dole Institute of Politics at Kansas University will host an event focusing on relieving poverty and encouraging economic development throughout the developing world.
Judge finds Club Axis in violation of court order
02:29 p.m., August 28, 2009 Updated 02:47 p.m. in print edition on B1
Douglas County District Judge Michael Malone issued the ruling Friday against Club Axis, 821 Iowa, and will consider issuing sanctions against the establishment next month.
KU Alumni Association names three new Ellsworth Medallion recipients
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
A former orthopedic surgery professor, a bank executive and a retired construction and agricultural equipment company president have been awarded the Fred Ellsworth Medallion from the Kansas University Alumni Association.
Man, 46, flown to KC-area hospital after fall in east Lawrence
12:18 p.m., August 28, 2009 Updated 02:09 p.m. in print edition on B1
Police call for a helicopter ambulance to attend to an injured person who has apparently fallen near 23rd and Harper streets.
State audit says universities can reduce costs by cutting faculty, eliminating classes
Report suggests eliminating some faculty and courses
12:06 p.m., August 28, 2009 Updated 04:12 p.m. in print edition on A1
A state audit released Friday said that Kansas regents universities could reduce costs by shedding faculty, eliminating low-enrollment classes and consolidating departments.
Statehouse Live: Committee looking at universities’ expenses
10:36 a.m., August 28, 2009 Updated 10:48 a.m.
The Legislative Post Audit Committee will receive report on efficiency of post-secondary education in Kansas.
What to do in Larry tonight
August 28, 2009
Heebie Jeebies, Robbin Loomas photo exhibit, Flamenco Mio, Peter Bjorn and John, Brent Berry Band, Brody Buster, and Tommy Ferrari …
Kansans eligible for additional jobless benefits
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansans receiving unemployment benefits are now eligible for up to 13 additional weeks of support.
Seabury tennis falls
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Seabury girls tennis team lost, 7-2, to Maranatha on Thursday at home.
Law enforcement report: Indecent liberties with child
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 67-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday night on charges of aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated criminal sodomy.
40 years ago: KU chancellor Chalmers arrives
August 28, 2009
New Kansas University chancellor Laurence Chalmers and his family arrived from Florida State. However, they had to use the school’s guest house while the chancellor’s residents was put in top shape. Chancellor and Mrs. Chalmers had two sons.
A worthy ideological rival
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A9
Most of my adult life has been intertwined with the Kennedy family.
Government addresses ‘robocall’ telemarketing with new ban Sept. 1
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B9
Americans tired of having their dinners interrupted by phone calls touting car warranties or vacation packages will soon get some relief.
People in the news
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
People in the news for August 28, 2009.
Not-so-deep-dish pizza winning over Chicago
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A5
In the deep-dish city, thin seems to be in.
Horoscope for August 28, 2009
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
You will make a difference this year if you decide to let go of a dogmatic attitude. How you handle a situation and the choices you make could define your year. If you are single, you’ll meet someone of interest through your work or daily meanderings. If you are attached, defer more often to your significant other, especially concerning domestic matters. Sagittarius often shares his or her opinion.
Kennedy’s body takes final poignant tour in Boston
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A6
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy began his final journey Thursday, first past landmark after landmark bearing his family’s famous name and then to his slain brother’s presidential library where mourners lined up by the thousands to bid farewell to him and an American political dynasty.
Bill banning anti-gay bias revived
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A6
Momentum is building for Congress to pass the first major civil rights act protecting gays and transsexuals, supporters say, and one of the stars in the debate is a barrier-breaking transgender staffer on Capitol Hill.
Investors keep trading in unsustainable stocks
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B9
Investors are still trading common shares of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and American International Group Inc. by the billions, even though analysts say their prices are almost certain to go to zero.
New report suggests end of recession
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B9
Further evidence the recession is ending came in a report Thursday confirming that the economy shrank at an annual rate of just 1 percent in the spring.
Woman kidnapped as child resurfaces 18 years later
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Joyous, miraculous news that a little girl kidnapped nearly two decades ago was found alive gave way Thursday to the horrifying details of how police say she has lived all those years: kept in captivity by a convicted rapist in his backyard and forced to bear two of his children.
Tropical storm watch issued for N.C. coast
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Forecasters have issued a tropical storm watch for the North Carolina coast ahead of Tropical Storm Danny.
Fewer Cubans make crossing to Florida
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The number of Cubans attempting to cross the Florida Straits has fallen by more than half, putting 2009 on track to be perhaps the lowest for migration from the communist island in almost a decade.
Bomber hits key border crossing
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
A suicide bomber attacked the main border crossing for convoys ferrying supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Thursday, killing at least 19 security officers, officials said.
July, August deadliest months for U.S. troops
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
A roadside bomb and gunfire attack killed a U.S. service member in southern Afghanistan on Thursday, a death that pushed August into a tie with July as the deadliest months of the eight-year war.
Controller didn’t warn plane in midair crash
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
An air traffic controller should have warned the pilot of a small plane about aircraft in its path before it collided with a sightseeing helicopter over New York’s Hudson River in a crash that claimed nine lives, federal officials said Thursday in making safety recommendations.
Rec calendar
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Lawrence Bicycle Club Various rides Tuesday through Sunday. Call Paul Corcoran at 842-5273 or e-mail
K.C.’s 4 homers doom Mariners
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
Yuniesky Betancourt hit one of the Royals’ four home runs in his return to Seattle and Kansas City powered past the Mariners, 8-4, Thursday night.
Youth movement
KU offensive line relying on plethora of fresh faces
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas University football team returns only 25 career starts on the offensive line — the least in the Big 12 and tied for fifth-lowest in Division I, according to a Wall Street Journal study. Tanner Hawkinson still doesn’t believe there’s reason to be concerned.
Boeing resets 787 test flight date
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B10
Boeing says its 787 aircraft will be ready for its first test flight by the end of this year and its initial delivery in the last three months of 2010, sending its shares higher as it gives some clarity to a program that has been delayed five times already.
Ex-student arrested for alleged threats
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B10
A former Kansas State University student who had been banned from campus since spring has been arrested near the school on suspicion of making criminal threats.
Lions eager to begin new era of LHS athletics
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
Around town, feelings are mixed about the Lawrence High football program’s move from historic Haskell Stadium to an on-campus facility that has yet to be completed.
Bernanke account struck by ID theft
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
No one is safe from identity theft, not even the chairman of the Federal Reserve.
A quick glance at the Lawrence Lions of the fall of 2009
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
LHS Football: Head Coach: Dirk Wedd returns to his alma mater for his 11th season as team leader and 20th season overall.
Reesing makes guest appearance on TV show
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
While “Sparky” seems to have served him well over a four-year Kansas University football career, quarterback Todd Reesing won’t be taking the nickname with him when he begins his post-collegiate work as a disc jockey.
List needs history lesson
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
To kick off the college football season, USA Today has compiled a list of what it considers “golden years” for all 120 programs in the NCAA’s Bowl Subdivision. Kansas, of course, is nowhere near the Valhalla level of Oklahoma, Texas and Nebraska but it gets short-changed by the USA-T choice of the KU high point.
Health care bait-and-switch strategy
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
Obamacare Version 1.0 is dead.
‘Waverly’ kids don’t act like kids
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
Special effects have become the major stars of summer movies.
Great job
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: A belated “thank you very much” to the sanitation department of the City of Lawrence for the excellent work they did during the “rental turnover” weekend of Aug. 1.
Individual choice
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: In her Aug. 25 letter, Barbara Paris describes as, “most appalling and obscene” the Journal-World’s article about the Kansas University Athletic Department selling 40 press row seats to the coming basketball season for $15,000 each.
Rain creating problems for fields
Contractors making adjustments to work on high school facilities
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
The rain will just not go away.
Custodians’ job
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The front page of the Aug. 26 Journal-World featured an article about Sunflower School second-graders filling the gap of professional custodians lost to budget cuts.
Ex-IRS agent gets 2 years for fraud
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B10
A retired Internal Revenue Service employee has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a discredited, Topeka-based tax services company.
Collegial Congress?
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
The ability to work across party lines is something more members of Congress should seek to emulate.
Man pleads guilty to fast-food robbery
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Kansas City, Kan., man accused of robbing four Kansas University students in January pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of robbery.
News of the weird
August 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
Donald Duck may be a lovable icon of comic mishap to American youngsters, but in Germany, he is wise and complicated and retains followers well past their childhoods. Using licensed Disney storyline and art, the legendary translator Erika Fuchs created an erudite Donald, who often “quotes from German literature, speaks in grammatically complex sentences, and is prone to philosophical musings,” according to a May Wall Street Journal dispatch.
Net Worth: Comedic furor accompanies Führer on the Internet
August 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Never known for his sense of humor, Adolf Hitler is suddenly all the rage in comedic circles.
25 years ago: Governor expresses party politics concerns
August 28, 2009
Gov. John Carlin reiterated a previous comment about the decline of effective party politics in Kansas. He said he was concerned about the lack of talent and involvement in the statehouse races and that party leaders needed to make drastic changes to alter that situation.
100 years ago: Superintendent of insurance reduces rates
August 28, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 27, 1909: “The ruling by state superintendent of insurance Barnes is due to reduce local insurance rates about 12 percent.
100 years ago: Eldridge hotel up to standards
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 28, 1909: “The Eldridge Hotel of Lawrence is one of the few in the area to measure up to the health and sanitation regulations of Kansas.
40 years ago: Students barred from enrollment because of hair
August 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
Lawrence High counselor Max Stalcup said most students barred from enrollment because of overly long hair had received haircuts and had enrolled.
Facebook knows too much, ACLU says in quiz warning
August 28, 2009 in print edition on C8
Privacy advocates have long warned that users of Facebook and other social networks who seek amusement from quizzes like “What Simpsons Character Are You?” might be mortified by the way creators of such applications can access and potentially “scrape” personal information — not just about the quiz-takers, but their friends as well.
Woolridge’s coach doesn’t buy recruit’s ranking
August 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Royce Woolridge isn’t the only person shaking his head over his drop in the national high school basketball recruiting rankings.
‘Woodstock’ explores concert’s back-story
August 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
This is the way we should remember Woodstock — a sea of people, a river of mud, a mountain of garbage and a whole lotta love.
New coupons don’t need clipping
August 28, 2009 in print edition on C8
Electronic coupons, arriving by cell phone, Twitter, e-mail and Facebook, are helping generate an old standby’s comeback and bringing in new, younger customers.