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Archive for Thursday, July 9, 2009

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Births
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Health professionals recommend washing your hands regularly to prevent illness. How often do you wash your hands daily?

Poll results

Response Percent
7 to 10 times
 
30%
4 to 6 times
 
28%
1 to 3 times
 
13%
11 to 15 times
 
12%
More than 20 times
 
9%
16 to 20 times
 
5%
Total 837
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Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Repairs to add 50 years to dam
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
City commissioners Tuesday evening unanimously supported a plan to begin repairing the northern half of the Bowersock Dam on the Kansas River.
6:00 a.m.
More than 2,500 people do jumping jacks during Lawrence's first "World's Largest Community Workout" in July 2009 at Shenk Sports Complex, 23rd and Iowa streets. It's back by popular demand and will be Tuesday. Organizers hope to attract 4,000 participants this year. More than 2,750 turn out for community workout
2:25 p.m., July 8, 2009 Updated 9:44 p.m. in print edition on 1A
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.
10:00 a.m.
A young boy from the crowd sings along with the band Truckstop Honeymoon during the Lawrence Originals Independent's Day celebration in Watson Park, Saturday, July 4, 2009. Crowds gathered early to dine at local vendors food booths, listen to music and wait for the annual fireworks show. Lawrence GiveBack program already paying out to local charities
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence nonprofit agencies are getting their first glimpse at how a new free dining card program is paying off.
2:00 p.m.
Emma Day, 5, uses a toy camera to take photographs of fish in the sea lab during the Sertoma-Schiefelbusch Communications Camp on Wednesday at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds. At right is Erin Gunzelman, a KU graduate student in speech and language pathology. Camp helps youngsters overcome communication challenges
July 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
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.
6:00 p.m.
Angela "Jade Lightning" Miller of the KC Roller Warriors roller derby league. Twisted sisters
July 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Women in short skirts and fishnet stocking, hurtling around a track in roller skates and knocking the stuffing out of one another, isn’t traditionally held in the highest esteem among the pantheon of athletics. But…

All stories

Tiahrt’s plan to repeal federal stimulus would deepen state budget cuts
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
U.S. Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, has a bill to repeal funding under the federal stimulus.
Eudora retirement home residents’ complaints prompt two-day inspection by state
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B11
Retirement is meant to be a relaxing time in one’s life. Unfortunately for residents of Eudora’s Pine Crest III Apartments, 703 W. Eighth St., the past seven months have been anything but peaceful.
Power restored at KU after ‘emergency repairs’
04:42 p.m., July 9, 2009 Updated 05:02 p.m.
Westar Energy had to make emergency repairs to its network this afternoon and cut power for about 20 minutes to the eastern portions of the KU campus. Power has since been restored.
Corrections official: Budget cuts have made communities less safe, prisons less effective
Budget crisis has taken toll on prison system, overall safety
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Budget cuts to the Kansas Department of Corrections have made the state less safe and have interfered with the rehabilitation of offenders, officials said Thursday.
Health officials urge precautions as swine flu cases increase
Health department recommends taking precautions
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Douglas County has nine confirmed cases of the disease; seven are in adults, and two are in children. Four of the cases were confirmed in the past eight days. Douglas County had its first confirmed case on June 1.
Ottawa Democrat who once ran for Congress plans to seek Senate seat
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A5
An Ottawa man who once unsuccessfully ran for Congress said he planned to seek the Democratic nod for a Senate seat.
Sex offender sentenced to two years of probation following no-contest plea
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Topeka man will serve two years on probation after he was convicted last month of attempted aggravated sexual battery.
Police surround Jayhawk Motel, apprehend juvenile robbery suspect
Police apprehend robbery suspect at gunpoint
01:07 p.m., July 9, 2009 Updated 05:51 p.m. in print edition on A1
A North Lawrence motel was evacuated Thursday morning before two dozen law enforcement officers surrounded the business and arrested a robbery suspect holed up inside a room.
One lane of Stratford Road closed near campus because of water leak
12:23 p.m., July 9, 2009 Updated 12:52 p.m.
A water line break has forced the closure of a portion of Stratford Road near campus.
Donor ready to write Lawrence schools a check for new locker rooms at Free State — but there’s a catch
Fields take shape 1 piece at a time
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
An anonymous donor is ready to hand over a check to the Lawrence school district, but only if the school board agrees to construct a multiuse facility on the south end of the Free State High football field.
State slows down introducing new license plates
July 9, 2009
The state’s budget problems means some Kansans aren’t getting the new license plates on their cars.
Lawrence police release details on three recent sex crimes
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police issued a report Thursday detailing three sex crimes they responded to during the last two weeks.
Kansas Corporation Commission considering narrowing gap on Westar rates
09:22 a.m., July 9, 2009 Updated 05:49 p.m. in print edition on B12
Kansas regulators are considering a major step toward equalizing rates for customers of the state’s largest electric company.
Well-known Lawrence artist brings his crop work to Topeka
July 9, 2009
An environmental artist is helping a Topeka hospital celebrate its 100th anniversary by mowing its logo into a grassy hill.
Budget crisis felt deeply at KU
University operating with fewer teachers and class offerings
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University leaders told an audience of more than 75 people Wednesday that the ongoing state budget crisis has changed how KU operates.
Google expands duel with Microsoft
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Google Inc. is hoping to gain greater control over how personal computers work by developing a free operating system that will attack Microsoft Corp.’s golden goose — its long-dominant Windows franchise.
Make a financial master list for your will
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
The death of Michael Jackson, and the initial confusion over his will, got me to thinking: My husband and I are long overdue for updating ours.
Military dollars
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Sounds like Mr. Gurley has lost faith in the dollar (“U.S. must restore faith in monetary system,” Journal-World, July 5).
Rocky beginning, end doom Lawrence Raiders to setback
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Lawrence Raiders suffered an 8-7 loss to Olathe South.
McNair case ruled murder-suicide
Police: Ex-NFL player shot in his sleep by girlfriend
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead in his sleep last week by a 20-year-old girlfriend distraught about mounting financial problems and her belief that he was seeing someone else, police said Wednesday.
Rest for the weary
Taylor, U.S. team reach quarters
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s Tyshawn Taylor had a team-high 13 points in the United States’ 76-69 victory over Lithuania.
Winner of $1.68M lunch with Buffett identified
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Canadian investment managers who paid $1.68 million in a charity auction to win lunch with investor Warren Buffett believe the meal will be worth it because of what they might learn from the billionaire.
On the record
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
B.A. Green Construction, 1207 Iowa, reported Tuesday a burglary and theft of items totaling $4,100.
KU establishes new technology contracts
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Two new technology contracts at Kansas University will save KU money, the university announced Wednesday.
Brownback urged to talk against Sotomayor
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
Anti-abortion activist Randall Terry wants Sen. Sam Brownback to lead a filibuster against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor.
Slain officers’ shoes to be focus of Wichita memorial
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B8
Connie Ernatt grimaced as she studied the tattered remains of the boot John Galvin was wearing when old fireworks being prepared for detonation exploded prematurely.
Cops: Man went naked to dental appointment
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Police say a Connecticut man has been arrested because he showed up at a dental office naked.
Drug gives anthrax protection in animals
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
An experimental drug helped monkeys and rabbits survive anthrax in a series of studies, suggesting it could be useful in case of another anthrax attack.
British scientists claim to create human sperm
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
British scientists claimed Wednesday to have created human sperm from embryonic stem cells for the first time, an accomplishment they say may someday help infertile men father children.
Pill used in a quarter of U.S. abortions
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Roughly a fourth of American women getting early abortions last year did so with drugs rather than surgery, statistics show, as a new study reported improved safety in using the so-called “abortion pill.”
Probe finds federal security weaknesses
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Federal investigators had no trouble smuggling bomb-making materials past ill-trained and poorly supervised guards at federal buildings, senators were told at a hearing Wednesday.
KU food drive set for next week
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University’s Unclassified Senate and University Support Staff Senates will host a food drive on campus next week, July 13-17.
Man charged with confining stepson for sex
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
For years, a man regularly confined his adolescent stepson to a bedroom rigged with an alarm, molested him several times a week and often denied him food, water and access to a bathroom, authorities said.
North Korea suspected in cyber attacks in U.S., South Korea
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korea, which has been firing missiles and spewing threats against the United States, has been identified by South Korea’s main spy agency as a suspect in the cyber attacks targeting government and other Web sites in the U.S. and South Korea.
New cardiovascular director hired at KU
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University Medical Center has hired Buddhadeb Dawn to serve as its director of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases.
Connecticut ad exec arraigned in standoff, house burning
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
An advertising executive taken from his burning home after holding his ex-wife hostage in a 13-hour standoff with police was arraigned Wednesday while lying in a Connecticut hospital emergency room.
U.S., other wealthy nations vow global warming cuts
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
Targeting global warming, President Barack Obama and other leaders of the world’s richest industrial countries pledged Wednesday to seek dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 to slow dangerous climate change.
‘Big Brother’ turns the dial up to 11
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
In the checkout line of life, I always choose the slow cashier. That affords me plenty of time to catch up on magazines like “In Touch” and “Us.”
Memorial cost L.A. $1.4M
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
Los Angeles spent $1.4 million to provide security, traffic control and other services for Michael Jackson’s memorial service, city officials said Wednesday as they looked for ways to have others help the financially troubled city pick up the bill.
Storms topple semis, damage buildings
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Brief but powerful storms blasted parts of eastern Kansas on Wednesday afternoon with hail, heavy rain and high winds that tore roofs off buildings.
Whereabouts of Jackson’s body to remain a secret
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
In the run-up to Michael Jackson’s public memorial, speculation abounded about the whereabouts of the pop star’s body.
Pump patrol
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.27 at several locations.
Gov. reappoints Moffet to KCC
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Gov. Mark Parkinson has reappointed Michael Moffet to the Kansas Corporation Commission, which regulates utilities.
Horoscopes
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Thursday, July 9: This year, you discover just how much you make a difference, whether dealing with an individual and/or those you encounter in everyday life.
Stricter labeling urged for bottled water
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Consumers know less about the water they pay dearly for in bottles than what they can drink almost for free from the tap because the two are regulated differently, congressional investigators and nonprofit researchers say in new reports.
Our Town Sports
July 9, 2009
Roberts Four-Under: Conrad Roberts fired a blistering four-under 68 and won the weekly Jayhawk Golf Club tournament Sunday at Alvamar by three strokes over Tyler Cummins. Van Reichert shot par 72, followed by Chad Welter 77 and William Gantz 79. In net scoring, Chris Anderson and Tom Taylor each shot a 69. Mike Farve and Curt Anderson shot 72s and Pete Whitenight 74.
Lawrence therapist earns clinical license
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Vickie Hull, a master’s level marriage and family therapist in Lawrence, recently earned a clinical license after meeting the requirements of the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.
Landplan Engineering promotes employee
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Landplan Engineering has promoted Randy D. DeWitt, PE, to project engineer.
Leadership Lawrence accepts new applicants
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce will conduct an informational meeting for those who are interested in applying for the 2010 Leadership Lawrence program.
Commodities
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday.
Generous work
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Our family would like to commend the Lawrence Humane Society for its good work in caring for so many homeless dogs, some of which other shelters refuse.
Secular freedom
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I’d like to thank Hobby Lobby for getting my favorite holiday, Independence Day, off to an insulting and un-American start with their full-page ad entitled “In God We Trust.”
Great event
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Just wanted to thank the Jaycees and the Originals and whoever else donated money and worked to pull off this year’s Fourth of July celebration downtown.
Wrong focus
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: The spectacle that is Michael Jackson’s death and its obvious importance for millions of American citizens is emblematic of the continued deterioration of our once great republic.
People in the news
July 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
Marijuana dealer Jesse James Hollywood was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping and murdering a 15-year-old boy over an escalating drug debt, a crime that inspired the 2007 movie “Alpha Dog.”
Sidewalk step
A proposal to make all property owners share the responsibility for sidewalk maintenance is both fair and practical.
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
It’s never a good time to raise taxes, even if we’re only talking about 25 or 50 cents a month, but a fee that would allow the city to take over maintenance of residential sidewalks has an element of fairness that makes it worth serious consideration.
Twisted sisters
Roller derby warriors are proud members of sorority of the scars
July 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Women in short skirts and fishnet stocking, hurtling around a track in roller skates and knocking the stuffing out of one another, isn’t traditionally held in the highest esteem among the pantheon of athletics. But…
When, how to quit can pose dilemma
July 9, 2009 in print edition on A7
Two vastly different public officials — Robert McNamara and Sarah Palin — shared the spotlight this past week, triggering fresh thoughts about one of the classic dilemmas of governmental careers: When and how do you quit?