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6Sports Shot of the Week
July 10, 2009
This week’s adventure: Andrew Baker slogs his way through No. 9 at Alvamar public.
Lawrence swim meet starts
July 10, 2009
The 2009 Wave The Wheat swim meet started Friday and is set to rev up Saturday.
Douglas County man nervous after this week’s severe weather catches him by surprise
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
When Mike Perkins hears about slight chances of isolated showers or thunderstorms popping up this weekend, forgive him if he’s a little more focused this time around.
17-year-old robbery suspect will be charged as an adult
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Prosecutors filed charges Friday against a 17-year-old robbery suspect arrested during a dramatic takedown Thursday at a North Lawrence motel.
Kansas Turnpike rolling out new K-TAGs
The change will require some users to alter how they use the devices
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas Turnpike Authority is recalling some of its oldest and least-functional K-TAG readers, swapping the plastic cartridges with smaller, thinner and more efficient stickers.
Former Senator Bob Dole hospitalized
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems.
Leavenworth police investigate unlicensed tattoo artists, issue health warnings
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Leavenworth police have received several leads since warning the public earlier this week about unlicensed tattoo artists operating in the city.
North Lawrence residents say city is leaving them with inadequate fire protection
They say upcoming road construction will cause long backups
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
A pending road project that is expected to snarl traffic in North Lawrence is creating concern and animosity about how fire and medical crews will respond to emergencies in the area.
Taylor posts 10 points, 7 assists in U.S. victory over Canada
06:50 a.m., July 10, 2009 Updated 08:11 a.m.
Kansas sophomore guard Tyshawn Taylor contributed 10 points and a game-high seven assists, helping the U.S. men’s U-19 team to a 93-73 victory over Canada on Friday in Auckland, New Zealand.
Family comes first
Collins relieved after uplifting news about his mother
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Sherron Collins desperately wanted to represent his country this month at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia. A lock to make the team, Kansas University’s senior basketball point guard on June 15 informed USA Basketball officials he wouldn’t be able to fulfill a promise to attend tryouts in Colorado Springs.
Mitchell, Frederick, Harp will be dearly missed
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
The grisly Rule of Three recently pervaded the Kansas University athletic family and claimed a trio of stalwarts — Bob Frederick, Martha Sue Harp and Jack Mitchell. If you’re in the dark, legend has it that The Reaper grabs notables in threes.
Women’s hoops program on rise
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Bonnie Henrickson still hasn’t coached the Kansas University women’s basketball team into the NCAA Tournament, but her bunch has managed to pull off a feat thought to be far more improbable. It has converted me from an unapologetic basher of women’s basketball to someone looking forward to next season.
Armstrong second; Pyrenees loom
July 10, 2009
A split second off the lead with the mighty Pyrenees looming, Lance Armstrong now gets to see what his rivals can throw at him.
When it comes to calories, study says fewer is better
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
For a country in which roughly 200 million people are overweight or obese, scientists have discouraging news: Even those who maintain a healthy weight probably should be eating less.
Pump patrol
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.27 at several locations.
Eisenhower Center cuts admission
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Adult admission to the Eisenhower Library and Museum in Abilene will be a bit cheaper on Wednesdays through the rest of this year.
Does weekend hacking constitute cyber war? Possible U.S. responses limited
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
A lot of people are saying this is cyber war. But if the Internet attack on U.S. Web sites was an assault by North Korea or some other foreign government, what good responses are in America’s arsenal?
New GM about to emerge
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
The new General Motors is about to roll off the assembly line as a leaner, greener model, maybe even a profitable one, too.
100 years ago: Lawrence to gain amusement park
July 10, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for July 10, 1909: Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rice are the parents of a 14-pound girl. Sam, who is porter at the Fisher and Vaughn barber shop, was handing out cigars on the strength of the 14 pounds. .
Collage spirit: Artist Hangauer rips into pop culture iconography
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Zach Hangauer has developed a reputation in Lawrence as an artist with deep ties to the music scene.
LAGA city golf tourney looms
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B6
The LAGA city golf tournament will run Saturday and Sunday at Eagle Bend and Alvamar public.
Phelps breaks 100 fly world record
14-time Olympic gold medalist sets mark at U.S. Nationals
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Four months after deciding to keep swimming, Michael Phelps took ownership of a world record that had eluded him for years.
Raiders fall, 2-1
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Raiders fell to the K.C. Bullets, 2-1.
Discus record-holder picks Kansas
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
Mason Finley, a high school national record-holder in the discus, will attend Kansas University this fall.
KU softball adds assistant, loses recruit
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
New Kansas University softball coach Megan Smith has gained an assistant coach, but lost a recruit.
McCray sparks USA women
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas University senior All-American Danielle McCray scored a team-high 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in the USA Women’s World University Games Team’s 81-66 victory over Australia on Thursday.
Update from Tour de France stage six
July 10, 2009
At least one of the cyclists in the Tour de France has ties to Lawrence.
Lawrence, Spencer museum finalists in tourism contest
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
About the time Kansas University football fans start watching the polls, Lawrence tourism leaders may have a poll of their own to brag about.
Government bracing for swine flu’s fall return
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
U.S. swine flu vaccinations could begin in October with children among the first in line — at their local schools — the Obama administration said Thursday as the president and his Cabinet urged states to figure out now how they’ll tackle the virus’ all-but-certain resurgence.
Earthquake in China’s south injures hundreds
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
A moderate earthquake rocked southwest China, killing one person, injuring at least 324 others and collapsing some 18,000 homes, state media said.
Madoff won’t appeal 150-year sentence
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Disgraced financier Bernard Madoff will not appeal his 150-year sentence for a fraud that unraveled overnight last December when Madoff confessed to his sons that nearly $65 billion he promised investors was safe was actually only worth a few hundred million dollars.
Downdrafts blamed in 2007 Fossett crash
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Strong downdrafts that overpowered the climbing ability of Steve Fossett’s airplane probably caused the wealthy adventurer to crash in mountainous terrain west of Mammoth Lakes, Calif., almost two years ago, federal accident investigators announced Thursday.
Dole Institute group to study ’08 campaign
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
The first summer study group at the Dole Institute of Politics will focus on the 2008 presidential campaign to the White House today.
Prosecutor running for Kansas A.G.
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The city prosecutor for Junction City says he’s running for Kansas attorney general.
9th-graders on Central Junior High’s honor roll
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
These ninth-graders were omitted from a list provided by Central Junior High of honor roll students for the spring semester.
4 cemetery workers accused in grisly plot
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A8
Three gravediggers and a cemetery manager unearthed hundreds of corpses from a historic black cemetery south of Chicago, dumping some in a weeded area and double-stacking others in existing graves, in an elaborate scheme to resell the plots, authorities said Thursday. All four were charged with felonies.
KU associate professor earns White House honor for research
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B12
The White House honored a Kansas University researcher on Thursday with one of 100 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
Acreage reporting deadline extended
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Jack Salava, acting state executive director of USDA’s Kansas Farm Service Agency, announces the acreage reporting deadline of Aug. 1 has been extended to Aug. 14.
Farm agency seeking committee nominations
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Douglas County Farm Service Agency committee is seeking interested farmers to serve as candidates for the local county committee election to be held this fall. Nomination must be postmarked or received in the FSA county offices by close of business Aug. 3.
Suspect in shooting of Eudora man identified
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The man suspected of shooting a Eudora man and then killing himself Saturday night has been identified as Eric Dan Stone, a 29-year-old firefighter from Ottawa.
Retailers report weak June sales
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Lingering job and financial worries meant summer shopping sprees were put on hold for many consumers last month, leading to worse-than-expected sales declines at many of the largest U.S. retailers.
Commodities
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Chicago Board of Trade: Agriculture futures advanced Thursday.
If contract allows, buyer can cancel
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Q: We made an offer to purchase a house, and included a contingency that would allow our attorney to cancel the deal within three business days upon her review of the contract.
Stimulus to fund training for highway construction jobs
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B11
Federal stimulus money will finance a job-training program for people in northeast Kansas who are interested in building highways.
Study: Sotomayor tough on criminals
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
High court nominee Sonia Sotomayor typically handed out tougher prison sentences than her colleagues in the federal courthouse in Manhattan, especially to white-collar criminals, a new study says.
Baker, Liriano lost amid Twins’ woes
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
After 86 games, the Twins are a third-place, .500 team. We could continue blaming the players they don’t have — a second baseman who can hit and a right-handed reliever who throws hard. We would be wiser blaming the players they rely on every day — their starting pitchers.
Thousands protest in Iran, defying crackdown
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
Thousands of protesters streamed down avenues of the capital Thursday, chanting “death to the dictator” and defying security forces who fired tear gas and charged with batons, witnesses said.
Camp: Private pool turned away minority swimmers
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
Members and officials of a private swimming pool in a predominantly white Philadelphia suburb reacted to a visiting group of minority children by asking them not to return and pulling other kids out of the water, a day camp director said, and the state is investigating.
China passes U.S. auto market in sales
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
China surpassed the United States as the world’s biggest auto market for the first half of 2009 after June sales soared 36.5 percent from a year earlier, according to data reported Thursday.
Town bans bottled water sales
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country — and possibly the world — to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry.
People in the news
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B10
Amid the great debates of the day over health care, global warming and economic recovery, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday there will be no pause in the action to honor Michael Jackson.
Horoscopes
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B10
For Friday, July 10: This year, you’ll witness changes in your immediate environment, especially if relating to a very strong, dynamic person. If you are single, you could meet someone dreamy with whom you feel closely bonded. If you are attached, the two of you become substantially closer than in past years.
In the game
Renewable energy legislation and progress on a major new electricity transmission line has made Kansas far more attractive to wind power developers.
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
T. Boone Pickens is looking for a new home for almost 700 giant wind turbines, and Kansas apparently is on his list.
Messy health care negotiations
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
It was a good Fourth of July where I was — no Republicans or Democrats, just a crowd of sunburned people sitting on the grass.
Russia arms pact means little to U.S.
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
The signing ceremony in Moscow was a grand affair. For Barack Obama, foreign policy neophyte and “reset” man, the arms reduction agreement had a Kissingerian air. A fine feather in his cap. And our president likes his plumage.
Recreation folly
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A11
To the editor: The word “taxpayers” should have been added to your headline in the July 3 Journal-World: “State, city, schools, (taxpayers) face budget pains.”
Net Worth: Family Circus tampering becomes online obsession
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Back at my “old job” coddling alt-weekly journalism in Kansas City, we spent a lot of time making sport of daily newspapers.
On the record
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Kansas Turnpike Authority reported Thursday an injury accident near Lawrence.
25 years ago: Girl fooled by Michael Jackson impostor
July 10, 2009
A local girl had been duped into paying for what she thought was a Michael Jackson signature after Jackson and family appeared at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium before more than 45,000. An impostor wearing Jackson-like attire had managed to dupe others, with cameras snapping. The good news was that the local girl was not taken for any money.
‘Brüno’ can’t compete with ‘Borat’
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C2
“Brüno,” Sacha Baron Cohen’s shock-and-ach du lieber follow-up to “Borat,” is a miss-or-hit mockmentary aimed at turning another of his “Ali G Show” guises into a pop cultural phenomenon.
Kansas City drops Red Sox into tie for first
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Boston Red Sox and their bullpen are stumbling toward the All-Star break.
1 in 3 breast cancer patients overtreated
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
One in three breast cancer patients identified in public screening programs may be treated unnecessarily, an analysis of cancer trends in five countries suggests.
Tests reveal some pet supplements skimp on meds
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
Arthritis supplements bought by millions of pet owners for their dogs, cats and horses sometimes skimp on the ingredients the makers claim can help aching paws and aging joints, and some contain high amounts of lead, an independent laboratory found.
Science finding less favor with Americans
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
The share of Americans who see science as the nation’s greatest achievement is down sharply, even as the public continues to hold scientists in high regard.
Frenemy, locavore among newest words in Webster’s
July 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
Do you use a sock puppet to secretly keep track of your frenemies?
‘Eureka’ returns; Malden remembered
July 10, 2009 in print edition on B10
Now entering its fourth season, “Eureka” (8 p.m., Syfy) combines the whimsy of romantic comedy with speculative science. Handsome sheriff Jack Carter (Colin Ferguson) finds himself in a super-secret town filled with the nation’s biggest brains and all of their hairbrained inventions.
40 years ago: Fire damage at Haskell inspected
July 10, 2009
Bureau of Indian Affairs officials were to come here to inspect the fire damage to Haskell Institute’s old Tecumseh Hall, to determine if the structure was worth salavaging. Loss was estimated at more than $75,000 for the 71-year-old structure.
U.S. must learn from other health care examples
July 10, 2009 in print edition on A11
Most of us are familiar with the old expressions: Look before you leap; a stitch in time saves nine; if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.