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Man suffers facial injuries in apparent North Lawrence battery
Victim transported to LMH; Police seeking information on early Sunday incident
05:18 a.m., August 30, 2009 Updated 09:31 p.m.
Police are seeking information about a battery that reportedly happened Saturday night or early Sunday morning in the 500 block of Locust Street.
Police investigating central Lawrence hit-and-run
Pedestrian suffers minor injuries in Sunday morning accident
August 30, 2009
Police were investigating Sunday morning a vehicle-pedestrian hit-and-run accident that sent a 27-year-old Lawrence man to the hospital with minor injuries.
Marino, Goydos tied atop Barclays
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Steve Marino gets another shot at his first PGA Tour victory after running off three straight birdies Saturday at Liberty National for a 3-under 68 to share the lead with Paul Goydos at The Barclays.
Greinke a solid scout
Kansas City ace seeks tips from league’s best hurlers
August 30, 2009 in print edition on C5
Kansas City Royals ace Zack Greinke has begun studying opposing pitchers to improve his performance on the mound.
Chiefs take a tumble in preseason setback to Seahawks
Kansas City receives scare when QB Cassel injures left leg; Hasselbeck’s two TD’s spark Seattle
August 30, 2009 in print edition on C1
Matt Hasselbeck appeared to be in midseason form, completing a chest pass that would have made Rick Barry proud. The Seattle Seahawks didn’t even need their newest player.
Sen. Edward Kennedy buried next to brothers at Arlington
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
On the day he was carried to his final resting place, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was remembered Saturday as a legislator of almost unequalled prowess, a political force who left a lasting imprint on the country, and a husband, father and patriarch whose private acts of love and devotion helped his star-crossed family endure tragedy and misfortune.
Airlines may have a bumpy ride through fall and winter
August 30, 2009 in print edition on E1
Airlines cut fares to get more passengers on planes and salvage the summer travel season, but now their job gets harder heading into the slower fall and winter months.
Libyan’s release points to blackmail
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
How could anyone release the only man convicted in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103?
Baby Boomer angst is back in DVD form
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D6
Some people called it That Show About Yuppies Who Whine.
Twin transformation
Morris brothers add weight, confidence for soph seasons
August 30, 2009 in print edition on C1
Beaten down physically and drained emotionally after a marathon freshman basketball season, Kansas University’s Morris twins staggered into strength coach Andrea Hudy’s office last March.
List’ players draw little sympathy
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
No doubt A-Rod feels a lot better now. Big Papi and Manny, too.
Mariners beat up Meche, Royals
August 30, 2009 in print edition on C5
The Kansas City Royals fell to Seattle, 8-4, Saturday night in Seattle.
Kansas volleyball wins two
Jayhawks defeat Xavier, Murray St.
August 30, 2009 in print edition on C8
Kansas University’s volleyball team defeated Xavier, 3-1, and Murray State, 3-0, on Saturday at the Middle Tennessee State University Invitational.
Tiller shooting trial Attorney suggests unusual defense
Defendant may consider justifiable homicide strategy
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B3
The suspect in the killing of abortion provider George Tiller is in talks with a prominent attorney who represents anti-abortion protesters and has long advocated justifiable homicide as a legal defense in such cases.
Thousands of homes threatened by wildfire
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
A growing wildfire sending massive billows of smoke into the sky north of Los Angeles nearly tripled in size Saturday, injuring three residents, destroying at least three homes, knocking out power to many more and spurring evacuations in a number of mountain communities.
Health compromise takes another blow
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
A leading GOP negotiator on health care struck a further blow to fading chances of a bipartisan compromise by saying Democratic proposals would restrict medical choices and make the country’s “finances sicker without saving you money.”
Suicide bomber training camp destroyed
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Helicopter gunships destroyed a training camp for suicide bombers in Pakistan’s northwestern Swat Valley, killing six Taliban fighters in an area the government had already declared clear of militants, an official said Saturday.
GOP vents anger over governor’s affair
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Republican legislators fumed Saturday over Gov. Mark Sanford’s affair and questionable travel, though they stopped short of trying to force his resignation or impeachment before they return to the Statehouse in January.
Police lure fugitives with stimulus checks
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A2
Police in Florida are using the promise of a stimulus check to make some arrests.
Obama: No turf wars, red tape in post-Katrina
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Barack Obama marked the fourth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday by pledging to make sure that turf wars and red tape don’t slow the pace of the continuing recovery.
Bombs kill 18, mostly in remote villages
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Bombs struck a cafe in Baghdad and remote communities in northern Iraq on Saturday, killing at least 18 people, as the visiting Iranian foreign minister warned that Iraq’s instability affected the whole region.
Shuttle steers closer to space station
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Space shuttle Discovery’s astronauts steered closer to the international space station for a linkup today while checking their ship for any signs of launch damage.
Danny wets East Coast; Pacific storm builds
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Heavy rain and dangerous rip currents from a weak tropical system emptied East Coast beaches for a second straight late-summer weekend, while a hurricane that could clip Mexico’s coast next week grew stronger in the Pacific.
State senator drove in wreck injuring U.S. Rep
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
A state lawmaker was at the helm of the speedboat that crashed into the rocky Flathead Lake shore — a serious accident that hospitalized five, including U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg, a family spokesman said Saturday.
7 found slain in mobile home
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Seven people were found slain and two critically injured Saturday at a mobile home park built on the grounds of a historic plantation in southeastern Georgia, police said.
Men charged with defrauding seniors
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Three men have been accused of defrauding thousands of senior citizens across the country through an alleged prescription drug scheme.
Flip-flops collected for Haitians
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kay Self thought she was doing a good deed when she decided to pack about 20 pairs of flip-flops into her luggage to take on a mission trip to Haiti.
President widens lead as ballots counted
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Hamid Karzai widened his lead over his main challenger in election returns released Saturday, creeping toward the 50 percent mark that would enable him to avoid a run-off in the divisive presidential contest.
Thousands attend Jackson birthday bash
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
Thousands of Michael Jackson fans danced the rain away in a Brooklyn park on Saturday at a party hosted by filmmaker Spike Lee, marking what would have been the 51st birthday of the late pop star.
Sector plan to focus on farmland to city’s north
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
Over the years, the flat farmland north of North Lawrence near the Kansas Turnpike has been proposed for a bit of everything.
Regents warn of budget cuts’ overall effects
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
State universities have done a good job managing record budget cuts, but their work may come back to haunt them, higher education officials say.
Guillotines? Claims against government fed by paranoia
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A7
Is the federal government building secret camps to lock up people who criticize President Barack Obama?
20 years, still no clue
Motive, suspect never publicly identified in 1989 slaying
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
The buzzards were the first clue for Heyden Smith that something was wrong that Sept. 1 morning 20 years ago.
1997 rape an example of cold case solved
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
A fingerprint match is found in a database, a lab is able to retest DNA material, a witness remembers a key detail.
Westar plant may be annexed
City would see $900K tax gain
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A1
Decades ago, the tower of Westar’s coal-burning power plant was a solitary smokestack in the country.
Ancient rituals for modern-day audience
Haskell powwow highlights unity within tribal diversity
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
With the sun setting over the Haskell Pow-Wow Grounds and sounds of the Thundershield drum group drifting through the air, students at Haskell Indian Nations University were officially welcomed back to school Saturday evening.
Ancient rituals for modern-day audience
Haskell powwow highlights unity within tribal diversity
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
With the sun setting over the Haskell Pow-Wow Grounds and sounds of the Thundershield drum group drifting through the air, students at Haskell Indian Nations University were officially welcomed back to school Saturday evening.
Residents discuss changes to anti-discrimination policy
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B1
The city’s Human Relations Commission met with about 30 area residents Saturday morning at City Hall to further discuss adding gender identity to the city’s anti-discrimination policy.
Mark’s on the Move: Feltapalooza show caters to adults
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B5
It’s simply described by its creators as a “very different” type of entertainment.
City commission agenda: Neighborhood associations request no-parking zone
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B5
City commissioners will consider enacting a no-parking zone on a portion of 13th Street in east Lawrence.
Brazen burglar grabs TV in double-steal
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A8
Police in Florida say a burglar who made off with a man’s valuables returned to the home later and snatched what he couldn’t carry on his first trip: a 100-pound plasma-screen TV.
Missing for 18 years, girl found along with many questions
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A4
Phillip Garrido’s unspeakable private life began unraveling in a very public place: a college campus.
Reviving the RV
Winnebago CEO optimistic about expanding market
August 30, 2009 in print edition on E1
A high school graduate who learned everything he knows about motor homes from “the university of Winnebago” has navigated one of the industry’s leading manufacturers over very bumpy terrain in the past year.
Mortgages
August 30, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 71 mortgages in the weekly period ended Monday. Breakdown by dollar value:
Bankruptcies
August 30, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas, according to court records:
Galva man bags sunflower harvest
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B8
Kansas is known to many as the Sunflower State, but in reality, fields of golden sunflowers are few and far between.
FHSU building space radar
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B8
Workers have begun construction on a pair of antennas in western Kansas that will ultimately help scientists around the world study space weather.
Wheel genius: Road work planned for this week
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B4
Among major road projects scheduled this week:
Horoscopes
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, Aug. 30: This year, creativity comes through finding solutions. At the same time, some of the heaviness of recent years will leave your life. Remember to add that special touch at work or with interpersonal relationships. Add your imagination. If you are single, you might have a lot of fun fantasizing about each potential sweetie. Stay grounded in reality. If you are attached, your relationship becomes easier because you become easier. The bond will become warmer.
Lawrence resident among athletes to tackle 100-mile run
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D1
With a few other members of my running club, the Lawrence Trail Hawks, I attempted to run a hundred-mile trail race in the Rocky Mountains, Aug. 22-23.
U.S. faces smaller, smarter enemy in Afghanistan
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A5
After three tours in Iraq, U.S. Marine Sgt. Andre Leon was used to brutal shootouts with enemy fighters and expected more of the same in Afghanistan.
Parkinson plans
The higher education challenge articulated this week by Gov. Mark Parkinson is vital to the future of Kansas.
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
It’s exciting to see a Kansas governor stepping up and setting some bold goals to upgrade higher education in the state.
FBI action puts dents in Obama promise
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
Back in April, the U.S. government snatched Raymond Azar out of Afghanistan.
Money to burn
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Four days last week, I drove by Lawrence High School and noticed that the athletic field lights on the new football field were on full bright in the middle of the day.
Behind the Lens: Photography 101 for school pictures
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D4
School is back in session, and that means it won’t be long before the start of school plays, concerts and athletic events.
Faulty analysis
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: Two recent Journal-World articles have compared Lawrence unfavorably to other Big 12 towns (Aug. 22, page 1B).
Beware repair
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I recently took my car in for an oil change at a well known national chain store. Upon paying for the service a staff member informed of numerous problems with my car:
Exercise program offered to seniors
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B4
Lawrence Senior Center is offering a class designed to get seniors moving.
40 years ago: Warehouse plans have no date set yet
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
A representative of S.S. Kresge said that while the company planned a $10 million warehouse in Lawrence, no date had been formally set for construction and operation. The announcement of the plant had been made about a year earlier.
25 years ago: Major changes brewing for county commission
August 30, 2009
Formal agendas, videotaped meetings and a permanent meeting place were among the proposals being aired at county commission meetings. There had been controversy over commission policies and procedures and major changes seemed likely for operation of the commission.
100 years ago: No injuries in two automobile accidents
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B6
From the Lawrence Daily World for Aug. 30, 1909: “Sunday was a day of auto accidents around Lawrence. Two wrecks were reported but neither resulted in injuries, although it was by a miracle that there was not someone seriously hurt in either case. The first wreck occurred near Eudora when two machines containing Topeka people came together, one a Buick, the other a Stratford. Both were going at a high rate of speed. In the other case, a bolt came loose on the W.J.Francisco car near Clinton and became lodged in a wheel. There was a quick turn and upset.”
Teddy Kennedy’s career was triumph over tragedy
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
These things can be said of Edward Moore Kennedy, senator from Massachusetts, last surviving brother of a remarkable generation of a remarkable American family, who died Tuesday night at 77:
Huge challenges await Obama
August 30, 2009 in print edition on B7
I sure hope that President Obama and his family enjoyed their week’s vacation on Martha’s Vineyard, because what he faces on his return to Washington is sheer hell.
Wedding goes awry, but reaction takes the cake
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D4
They had been married five minutes when they found out.
U.S. heroes adorn home fabrics
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D8
Many different drapery fabrics and bed coverings were decorated with pictures of the famous men of the day.
Grow edibles in a small space: Fall’s not too late to incorporate vegetables into landscape
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D8
When Andrea Zuercher decided to grow vegetables this year for the first time, she looked closely at her small, mostly shaded yard and decided to do the best she could with the available space.
Boomer Girl Diary: High rollers few and far between in Quad Cities
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D1
Last weekend, I traveled alone to Davenport, Iowa, to attend a gathering of BoomerGirls at the Quad-Cities Convention Center.
Japan’s ruling party enters elections as underdogs
August 30, 2009 in print edition on A3
Japanese cast ballots today in hotly contested parliamentary elections in which the ruling conservative party, battered by a laggard economy and voter desire for change after more than half a century of virtual one-party rule, was expected to suffer an overwhelming defeat.
Poet laureate, R&B singer pair for ‘Landed’ book, CD
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D1
When Kelley Hunt and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg get together to write songs, there is no pressure.
Valiant last stand: Dismal end awaits knight of the Singing Sword?
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D3
Prince Valiant may be a mere newspaper comic-strip character, but in his heyday, he commanded such popularity that the (fictional) birth of his first son, Arn, on Aug. 30, 1947, made the (real) birth-announcement columns in hundreds of papers across the country.
Poet’s Showcase: ‘On Listening to “La Marseillaise”’
August 30, 2009 in print edition on D3
On a dusky Bastille Day,