Archive for Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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Community Workout The day in photos, July 8, 2009 Jackson memorial service
How much have you trimmed your personal spending in the past year?

Poll results

Response Percent
20 percent or more
I’m spending the same amount
6 to 10 percent
Zero to 5 percent
I’m spending more
11 to 15 percent
16 to 20 percent
Total 638

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Too close for comfort?
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
A few residents suffered property damage during a brief but powerful thunderstorm Wednesday afternoon.
North Lawrence intersection poised for reconstruction
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
Work to rebuild a major intersection in North Lawrence could begin as early as July 20, as city officials welcome the hiring of a local contractor to handle the complicated task designed to improve driver safety and roadway drainage.
Camp helps youngsters overcome communication challenges
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
The groups of children making crafts, drawing and compiling a digital scrapbook appear to be just another summer camp. But these activities have a purpose: to help the youngsters overcome a wide variety of communication challenges.
Lawrence GiveBack program already paying out to local charities
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence nonprofit agencies are getting their first glimpse at how a new free dining card program is paying off.
Lawrence Originals say Fourth of July celebration a success, but will get better
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
The Lawrence Originals and the Lawrence GiveBack program sponsored this year’s Fourth of July celebration in Watson Park, contributing a collective $5,000 to pay for the fireworks display.
Lawrence resident reappointed to Kansas Corporation Commission
July 8, 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson has reappointed Michael Moffet to the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities.
Operation Rescue founder urges Brownback to lead filibuster against Supreme Court candidate
July 8, 2009
Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry wants Sen. Sam Brownback to lead a filibuster against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
More than 2,750 turn out for community workout
Massive crowd of thousands steps up to form ‘world’s largest community workout’
02:25 p.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 09:44 p.m. in print edition on A1
Don “Red Dog” Gardner told a crowd gathered at Kansas University’s Shenk Fields that 2,766 has turned out for the night’s workout.
Next time you visit the treasurer’s office, bring your photo ID too
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A4
It’s a good idea to make sure you have your driver’s license on your annual trip to the treasurer’s office to renew your vehicle registration.
Lawrence Arts Center director announces resignation
David Leamon began job in November; new search committee formed
12:10 p.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 05:57 p.m. in print edition on A3
David Leamon, executive director of the Lawrence Arts Center, has announced his resignation.
Round Corner Drug, Cheese Shoppe closes
Downtown business was longest-running pharmacy in state
11:42 a.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 06:48 p.m. in print edition on A3
Round Corner Pharmacy and its Cheese & Salami Shoppe, 801 Mass., closed Wednesday.
Several gallons of paint spilled at intersection of 27th and Iowa streets
July 8, 2009
Traffic is being slowed at the intersection of 27th and Iowa street after about five gallons of paint were spilled in the intersection.
One person flown to hospital after two-vehicle accident on K-10 bypass
09:41 a.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 01:31 p.m. in print edition on A4
Emergency helicopter called to the scene, highway shut down.
Taylor’s 13 points lead U.S. to 76-69 victory over Lithuania
July 8, 2009
Kansas sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 13 points and four assists, leading the U.S. men’s U-19 team to a 76-69 victory over Lithuania on Wednesday morning in Auckland, New Zealand.
Test-drive new athletic shoes for best fit
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B9
When it comes to choosing the right athletic shoe for working out, fit is key.
Endangered species’ DNA to be stored at museum
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A10
It’s not your average library collection: Bits of scorpions and snakes. Tissue from jaguars. Leeches from a hippopotamus.
Anchovy butters up flavor of chicken pasta
July 8, 2009 in print edition on C1
You may not like the looks of them whole on a pizza, but anchovies are an easy way to add tons of savory, salty flavor to a dish.
Business owner, mother plead guilty to fraud
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A5
A Kansas business owner pleaded guilty to federal charges last week, for conspiring to defraud a school subsidy program and for lying about his employment to receive federal housing assistance through the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority.
McCray scores 15, USA batters Czechs
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
Danielle McCray had 15 points in the United States’ 115-78 victory over Czech Republic.
UNLV announces Thomas transfer
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B3
UNLV officially announced the arrival of former Kansas University player Quintrell Thomas.
LPGA dodges dissention
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B6
LPGA officials want to talk only about the U.S. Womens Open, not about reports of dissention in the ranks.
Ticket Marketplace to be offered online
Williams Fund members can scalp tickets
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball ticket holders will be able to scalp their seats to individual games with the blessing of the athletic department this season.
Gentry continues scoreless streak
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
Don’t ask Taylor Gentry to be too specific about his repertoire when he’s on the pitching mound for the Lawrence Raiders.
Tiger’s field sparse
Top golfers rare at AT&T National
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B6
Most of the best golfers were no-shows at Tiger Woods’ tournament.
Verlander strikes out 11 Royals
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
Marcus Thames turned a logical decision into a costly one.
Repairs to add 50 years to dam
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
City commissioners Tuesday evening unanimously supported a plan to begin repairing the northern half of the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.
A journey back
Ex-KU signee Damian Rolls returns to K.C., hopes to play in majors again
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B1
There’s a baseball bat in Lawrence, an all-black, Carolina Club model C271, that probably is better suited to be displayed in a memorabilia museum or perhaps even the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Marines push out militants
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A7
U.S. Marines trapped Taliban fighters in a residential compound and persuaded the insurgents to allow women and children to leave.
Connecticut standoff ends with man taken in ambulance
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
An advertising executive who snatched his ex-wife from a parking lot, held her hostage for hours during a standoff with police and then refused to leave their burning home was taken away in an ambulance early today, authorities said.
What’s news today China president hurries home from G8 as rioting continues
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Sobbing Muslim women scuffled with riot police, and Chinese men wielding steel pipes and meat cleavers rampaged through the streets as ethnic tensions worsened in China’s oil-rich Xinjiang territory, prompting President Hu Jintao to cut short a G8 summit trip today.
Palin defends decision to resign
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Gov. Sarah Palin returned to the spotlight Tuesday with an appearance in a remote Arctic village where she stood by her perplexing decision to resign just as she tries to elevate her national profile ahead of a possible 2012 presidential run.
Senator calls for investigation into BCS
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch urged the Justice Department on Tuesday to investigate college football’s Bowl Championship Series for what he views as violations of antitrust laws.
Pope proposes new ethical financial order
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Pope Benedict XVI called Tuesday for a new world financial order guided by ethics and the search for the common good, denouncing the profit-at-all-cost mentality blamed for bringing about the global financial meltdown.
Deadline for diversity award is extended
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B9
Nominations for the Jayhawk Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management’s 2009 Corporate Diversity Award must be submitted to Amy H. Carr by today .
Resident to serve on association’s board
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Manufacturers’ Agents National Association elected David R. Ice to a two-year term as board chairman at its May 31 meeting in Henderson, Nev.
Cable’s baby boom continues
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
There was a time when you couldn’t say the word “pregnant” on radio or television.
Tom Hanks voted back onto Academy Awards board
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
Tom Hanks is rejoining the board that oversees the Academy Awards.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ child star moves into new home
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
“Slumdog Millionaire” child star Azharuddin Mohammed Ismail and his mother moved into their new home Tuesday, leaving behind a corrugated metal slum shanty for four solid walls, doors that lock and an indoor toilet.
Horoscope for July 8
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B8
This year, you make quite a difference, as you are more than willing to be creative and open and to transform. A key person in your life could be transforming in front of your very eyes. If you are single, you could meet many people. Your friends have a certain image of you, and they choose people they think will work with that image. If you are attached, the two of you need to value the friendship as much as the love bond. Aquarius helps you bottom out.
They come, they build, they ride off: Cyclists lend hands to Habitat house
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A3
They traveled almost 2,000 miles to get here, but they didn’t rest when they reached Lawrence.
New law allows prosecutors to carry guns in court
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B10
A new Kansas law allows prosecutors to carry concealed guns into court buildings and courtrooms if county officials allow it, but at least a few are saying no.
Pickens to relocate wind farm
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B10
Plans for the world’s largest wind farm in the Texas panhandle have been scrapped, energy baron T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday, and he’s looking for a home for 687 giant wind turbines.
Traffic congestion dips as economy falters
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A10
Drivers are spending less time stuck in rush-hour traffic for a second straight year, the first-ever two-year decline in congestion as high gas prices and the economic downturn force many Americans to change how they commute.
Jackson’s kids emerge from behind the veil
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A6
For all the hasty preparations, hand-wringing over security, breathless media competition to scoop details and soul-wrenching performances, the essence of Michael Jackson’s memorial service came down to 20 poignant, powerful seconds: the moment when 11-year-old Paris Michael Katherine Jackson inched up to the microphone and, in a statement no one saw coming, referred to the late pop superstar as “Daddy.”
Consumers fret over proposed restrictions on Tylenol
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
Proposed limits on Tylenol, a painkiller as common as pain itself, have left many consumers fearful, confused and wondering where to turn for relief.
Nation of faith
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Thank you to Hobby Lobby for the full page reminder “In God We Trust.”
Worthy effort
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Sometimes almost everything goes right, and that’s what happened Saturday in downtown Lawrence
McNamara lesson: Control not so easy
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
The death of Robert McNamara at 93 was less a faint reverberation of a receding era than a reminder that mentalities are the defining attributes of eras, and certain American mentalities recur with, it sometimes seems, metronomic regularity.
Armstrong within 1 second of lead
Seven-time champ, Team Astana win Tour time trial
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B2
Calling his team “simply awesome,” Lance Armstrong was nearly decked out in yellow again.
Fitness fun
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
We know you’ve always wanted to try a workout with Red Dog. Today is the day.
Sparkling success
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
The July 4th celebration organized by the Lawrence Jaycees and a group of local restaurants was a great community event.
Try gazpacho with a twist
July 8, 2009 in print edition on C1
Here’s a new take on gazpacho, a popular summer recipe:
Sports TV ads too male-oriented
12:00 a.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 09:59 a.m. in print edition on B2
If erectile dysfunction had been around when I was a kid, I wouldn’t be here today. Let me rephrase: I wouldn’t be here today writing this column, because I would never have become interested in sports, because I would never have been allowed to watch them on television with my dad.
The scoop on homemade ice cream
July 8, 2009 in print edition on C1
Even in a tough economy, the pull of something cold and sweet on a scorching July day is enough to make anyone part with $5 for a gallon of rocky road.
Poignant service says goodbye to M.J., the man
July 8, 2009
Michael Jackson was an entertainment phenomenon both triumphant and troubled, a dazzling performer who transcended barriers, transformed the music world and transfixed fans and non-fans alike in every corner of the Earth.
Big increase in troops’ kids seeking mental help
July 8, 2009 in print edition on C4
Children of U.S. military troops sought outpatient mental health care 2 million times last year, double the number at the start of the Iraq war, and there was also an alarming spike in the number of military kids actually hospitalized for mental health reasons.
Honduran political rivals accept mediation
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A2
Both sides in Honduras’ leadership crisis on Tuesday signaled willingness to forge a diplomatic solution to the deadlock over the fate of President Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted last month in a coup.
Verdict still out on Iraq action
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A8
The long, controversial U.S. effort in Iraq is ending more with a whimper than with a bang.
Car owners regret do-it-yourself repairs
July 8, 2009 in print edition on C4
When the taillight of Laura Musall’s five-year-old Nissan Altima burned out, she hoped to avoid the repair shop by letting her husband replace it at home.
Change one life at a time
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A9
In a chaotic, problem-filled world — compounded by a lingering recession — it is easy to feel helpless and frustrated.
If it’s evil, we should call it evil
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A9
Not since the aftermath of 9/11 has the word “evil” been bandied about so much in the public media.
Company awarded business of the year
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B9
Jayhawk File Express was named the 2009 Topeka Small Business of the Year by the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce and Go Topeka on May 20 during an awards breakfast at Washburn University.
Local business offers free window seminars
July 8, 2009 in print edition on B9
Jane Bateman and Kelley Witmer, owners of Jane Bateman: The Interiors Store, attended the 27th International Window Coverings Expo May 13–16 in Atlanta.
Jackson mourned around world
Songs, pageantry in farewell
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A1
The final, posthumous performance of Michael Jackson was in the transcendent tradition of his previous shows: part musical feast, part religious experience, part examination of a man who seemed not a man, but something else his public was always trying to figure out.
L.A. could break even on costs for singer’s memorial service
July 8, 2009 in print edition on A6
Deficit-ridden Los Angeles may break even on the bill for the cost of police and other public servants on duty for Michael Jackson’s memorial service, even though the city asked the singer’s fans to help defray the costs, an economist said Tuesday.