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Archive for Thursday, July 16, 2009

Also from July 16

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
Bargains found at the Sidewalk Sale Shoppers out in force at Downtown Sidewalk Sale The day in photos, July 16, 2009
Polls
What is your favorite thing to grill?

Poll results

Response Percent
Steak
 
47%
Hamburgers
 
21%
Vegetables
 
9%
Chicken
 
9%
Hot dogs/sausage
 
8%
Seafood
 
4%
Total 786
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Diane Chrislip grows beets in her garden southwest of Eudora. What do I do with … beets: Simple preparation yields superb side dish
July 15, 2009 in print edition on 1C
In the produce kingdom, there might be no more divisive a vegetable than the beet.
6:00 a.m.
Kansas University’s interim Chancellor Barbara Atkinson talks on Wednesday about what is in store for the next few weeks from the near-empty chancellor’s office Wednesday in Strong Hall. Atkinson will be filling in until the new chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, begins next month. Interim chancellor readying KU for transition to new leadership
July 16, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Two weeks into her six-week stay as Kansas University’s interim chancellor, Barbara Atkinson said she’s working to build relationships between two of KU’s campuses and pave the way for a smooth transition.
10:00 a.m.
Brent Hill, store manager at Francis Sporting Goods, 731 Mass., and employee Samantha Zuber begin the task of sorting shoes Tuesday for Thursday’s annual Downtown Sidewalk Sale, which will last from the crack of dawn until sundown. Live from the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
6:00 a.m., July 16, 2009 Updated 5:20 p.m.
Deals abound at the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. Check out the deals and the crowds, while following along with our blog.
6:00 p.m.
Danielle McCray, left, smiles as she and Tyshawn Taylor display their gold medals from this year's World Championships. McCray and Taylor spoke about the titles at a news conference on Wednesday at Hadl Auditorium. Taylor steps up after shaky start, leads U.S. to gold medal
July 16, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Tyshawn Taylor isn’t ready to give up his hopes of wearing a headband during Kansas University basketball games. “Me and coach (Bill) Self have gotta talk,” the KU sophomore-to-be said with a grin. “I played good with it.”

All stories

KU volleyball holds youth camp
July 16, 2009
The Kansas University volleyball team hosted kids Thursday at its annual youth camp.
Several hundred people visit Schlitterbahn waterpark on first day of soft opening
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B11
Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark opened Thursday for a sneak peek, in anticipation of what officials hope is the official opening of the park on Saturday.
Crowds a little thinner for this year’s Sidewalk Sale
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Brian Hoffman was surprised that more people weren’t lined up before his store, The Sports Dome, opened for business for the annual sidewalk sale Thursday in downtown Lawrence.
Federal program aims to clean up local construction exhaust pollution
EPA giving $4M to reduce diesel emissions
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
A federal program is targeting exhaust-spewing highway equipment in the Lawrence area for cleanup.
Hearing on contempt motion in Club Axis case set for next month
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
A controversial Lawrence nightclub could learn its fate in August, when a judge will consider a request by the city that could ultimately shut down Club Axis, 821 Iowa.
Woman charged in connection with embezzlement from Lawrence sign company
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A former controller at a Lawrence sign company has been indicted for accessing company computers to increase her own salary and make fraudulent financial transactions, federal prosecutors said Thursday.
Lawrence soldier injured while fighting in Iraq
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Army Spc. David Conway II was walking back to his vehicle Sunday afternoon in Sharqat, Iraq.
Kansas Republicans now more sure of what their choices will be in U.S. Senate GOP primary
July 16, 2009
Kansas Republicans no longer wonder whether one of the two veteran congressmen running for the U.S. Senate will drop out of the race.
Westar to apply for ‘smart grid’ funds
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Westar Energy Inc. is planning to apply for $20 million in federal stimulus dollars to help build a more efficient system for delivering power.
Four Big Monday games set for KU men’s basketball team; Taylor won’t wear headband
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
For the fourth straight season, Kansas University’s basketball team will be featured four times on ESPN’s Big Monday, the Big 12 Conference announced Thursday.
Local cyclists expect big turnout for this year’s Octoginta
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
A cycling season marked by increased awareness, newfound prominence and profound sadness will close this fall with a ride aiming for participatory largess.
Nearly one-third of Kansas counties have reported swine flu
July 16, 2009
Kansas health officials say swine flu cases have now been confirmed in nearly one-third of the state’s 105 counties.
State troopers out to check school buses before classes resume
July 16, 2009
Kansas state troopers will be helping inspect school buses to make sure the vehicles are safe.
Live from the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale
06:00 a.m., July 16, 2009 Updated 05:20 p.m.
Deals abound at the Downtown Lawrence Sidewalk Sale. Check out the deals and the crowds, while following along with our blog.
Happy Hunting: Bargain hunter Katy Seibel stretches her budget in a sneak peek of the sidewalk sale
July 16, 2009
All at the lowest prices of the year. The Downtown Sidewalk Sale has earned distinction as a bargain-hunter’s dream. This year, finding the best deals is not just fun, but an economic necessity for many…
’Wise Latinas’ say Sotomayor need not apologize
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
They are Latinas, women of accomplishment, experience — and what might even be called wisdom. And they say there is no reason for Sonia Sotomayor to apologize for suggesting that they might bring special insight to the pursuit of justice.
Nonprofit organization joins with Damon
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
Matt Damon has teamed with a Kansas City-based nonprofit organization that helps communities in developing countries get safe water and sanitation.
San Francisco entertaining, but Kauffman’s better
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Supposedly Mark Twain once quipped that the coldest winter he ever saw was the summer he spent in San Francisco.
McCray’s improved defense elevates game to new level
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
As Danielle McCray, back from Belgrade, Serbia, where she and teammates won the gold medal in the World University Games, discussed the experience it became evident just how far she has come as a defender.
KU Hospital makes Best Hospitals list
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University Hospital was the only hospital in the region to be named to the 2009 U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals list in more than one category.
City hits impasse on police, fire contracts
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
For the second year in a row, the city is struggling to reach agreement with police officers and firefighters on new labor contracts.
American comes close to win in Tour de France
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B4
While Lance Armstrong and Alberto Contador put aside their rivalry in Wednesday’s 11th stage of the Tour de France, Tyler Farrar almost became the first American rider to win a stage at this year’s race.
NASCAR: Mayfield tests positive
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jeremy Mayfield tested positive again for methamphetamine, NASCAR said, igniting another round of denials from the driver, who angrily accused the sanctioning body of paying his stepmother to lie about his alleged past drug use.
Cops: Slaying suspects didn’t expect cameras
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
The accomplice assigned to turn off surveillance cameras before an elaborate, deadly break-in at a sprawling Florida Panhandle home never did, but the seven people accused in the crime apparently did not know that, authorities said Wednesday.
Study finds popular bypass method risky
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A common method used in heart bypass surgery spares patients pain and problems upfront but seems to raise their risk of dying or suffering a heart attack over the next three years, a worrisome new study finds.
July is deadliest for U.S.-led forces
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
July is shaping up as the deadliest month of the Afghan war for U.S.-led international forces, with the number killed already matching the highest full-month toll of the nearly eight-year conflict, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.
168 killed in plane crash
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Russian-made jetliner carrying 168 people nose-dived into a field after taking off from the Iranian capital on Wednesday in a fiery crash that shredded the aircraft and killed everyone aboard — Iran’s worst air disaster in six years. Witnesses say the plane’s tail was on fire before it went down.
Taylor steps up after shaky start, leads U.S. to gold medal
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Tyshawn Taylor isn’t ready to give up his hopes of wearing a headband during Kansas University basketball games. “Me and coach (Bill) Self have gotta talk,” the KU sophomore-to-be said with a grin. “I played good with it.”
Oldest woman to give birth dies, leaving 2-year-old twins
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
She devoted years to caring for her mother, who died at age 101. Then Maria del Carmen Bousada embarked on a quest to become a mom herself. She lied to a California fertility clinic to skirt its age limit, and later pointed to her mother’s longevity as a reason to expect she’d be around to care for her kids.
Garcia still searching for first major triumph
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
Ten years after a teenage Sergio Garcia turned pro and almost caught Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship, the Spaniard is approaching his 30th birthday and still looking for his first major title.
Interim chancellor readying KU for transition to new leadership
‘I’m learning a lot about the Lawrence campus that I didn’t know’
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Two weeks into her six-week stay as Kansas University’s interim chancellor, Barbara Atkinson said she’s working to build relationships between two of KU’s campuses and pave the way for a smooth transition.
Obama shifts into campaign mode on health care
Senate panel approves system overhaul
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Barack Obama achieved a milestone Wednesday when a Senate committee approved a plan to revamp the U.S. health care system.
Repeated hacking of Twitter highlights Web storage problem
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Breaking into someone’s e-mail can be child’s play for a determined hacker, as Twitter Inc. employees have learned the hard way — again.
Our Town Sports
July 16, 2009
Beavers State Champs: Lawrence CTG U-9 Beavers won the Kansas USSSA Class A baseball tournament over the July 4th weekend in Kansas City. Team members are Zach McDermott, Luke Campbell, Aidan Goertz, Brendan Goscha, Carter Shook, Hunter Brown, Chase Hofer, Ryan Byrn, Max Denny, Harrison Hughes, Peyton Garvin and Zach McGowan. Coaches are John McDermott, Jay Garvin, Ron Garvin, John Hofer and Bill Byrn.
Two road repairs to hamper traffic
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
These two upcoming road-repair projects could affect your travel:
‘Christmas in July’ volunteers needed
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Salvation Army still is seeking volunteers for its “Christmas in July” fundraiser.
Pump patrol
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.17 at several stations.
Forum focuses on senior issues
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence is becoming a retirement destination, and a coalition of leaders plans to keep it that way.
County historical society awarded state tax credits
Program encourages donations to Watkins Community Museum of History
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
In these challenging economic times, the Douglas County Historical Society once again is able to share tax breaks with qualifying donors who agree to help finance the organization’s signature museum.
Police shoot, kill armed man near Capitol
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A man police fatally shot in a chaotic scene near the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday fired at them and did not obey commands to put down his weapon, authorities said.
Naval recruiter admits role in sex sting
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
A 32-year-old Navy recruiter from Kansas has pleaded guilty to attempted human trafficking for trying to arrange a sexual encounter with what he thought was an 11-year-old girl.
Commodities
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Chicago Board of Trade: Agriculture futures were mixed Wednesday.
CornerBank names new vice president
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Barbara Braa has been promoted to vice president, trust and investment officer, at CornerBank’s, 1201 Wakarusa, Suite B2, in Lawrence.
County delays Horizon 2020 decision
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
Douglas County commissioners Wednesday night deferred a decision until next month on a planning amendment that would protect prime agricultural soil near the Lawrence Municipal Airport.
Australia investigates mysterious penguin killings
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A8
The first battered bodies were found on a small Australian beach, the white sand around them stained crimson with their blood.
Man charged $23 quadrillion for smokes
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A8
A New Hampshire man says he swiped his debit card at a gas station to buy a pack of cigarettes and was charged over $23 quadrillion.
People in the news
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Emmy Awards stopped well short of an Oscar-sized doubling of its nominations, but an extra slot in top categories could freshen — or popularize — the contest.
I (don’t) think we’re alone now
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
Four decades ago this very week, the eyes of the world were turned toward the moon as the crew of Apollo 11 approached their rendezvous with history.
Horoscopes
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Thursday, July 16: This year, focus on your long-term needs and desires. A strong group of supporters will cheer you on in the good times and the bad. Listen to your inner voice as well. If you are single, the world is nearly your oyster. If you are attached, the more you socialize, the closer your bond will become.
Art, recreation plans
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
To the editor: Interesting things are set to happen in Lawrence with the Arts Center and the Parks and Recreation Department, even during the recession/depression.
KU’s 10 biggest stars
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Wilt Chamberlain, Lynette Woodard, Gale Sayers, Jim Ryun, Danny Manning, John Hadl, John Riggins, Bill Nieder, Clyde Lovellette, Jo Jo White, Paul Pierce, Wes Santee, Billy Mills, Ray Evans, Willie Pless, Bob Allison, Otto Schnellbacher, Bobby Douglass, Nolan Cromwell, Brandon Rush, Aqib Talib. Kansas seldom falls short on star power, even in years when depth is lacking. Even by KU standards, this shapes up as a particularly bright upcoming year for stardom in Kansas sports.
Downtown ownership
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
To the editor: The business of downtown used to be owner-occupied buildings offering a broad range of goods and services.
GOP has weak case against Sotomayor
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
The combination of an over-rehearsed witness and opposition senators fighting without much ammunition robbed the Sonia Sotomayor confirmation hearings of their expected drama.
KU enforcement
Kansas University is justified in seeking a more practical way to enforce drug and alcohol policies in state-owned residence halls.
July 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
Kansas University is in a tough spot when it comes to dealing with illegal drug and alcohol use by students in university residence halls.
Happy Hunting
Bargain hunter Katy Seibel stretches her budget in a sneak peek of the sidewalk sale
July 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
It’s 5 a.m. On any other morning, Massachusetts Street would still be sleeping off the night before.
Tour de France update, stage 11
July 16, 2009
Today, everyone wanted to be in a breakaway, and everyone was fighting for the best possible position that would enable them to get into one.
Orthopedic office to host open house
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
OrthoKansas, PA, 1112 W. Sixth St, Suite 124, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 11 with Lawrence Chamber of Commerce officials presiding.
Elder fraud, financial abuse all too common
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Fraud is bad enough, but when you have family members or caregivers who are financially abusing their elderly relatives or patients, that’s downright despicable.
Funding flows to weatherize homes
July 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Ready or not, states are getting a tenfold boost in federal money to weatherize drafty homes, an increase so huge it has raised fears of waste and fraud and set off a scramble to find workers and houses for them to repair.