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Archive for Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Also from July 21

Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, July 21, 2009
Polls
What is your favorite kind of nut?

Poll results

Response Percent
Cashew
 
35%
Almond
 
15%
Pistachio
 
13%
Pecan
 
10%
Peanut
 
8%
Macadamia
 
5%
Walnut
 
4%
Hazelnut
 
3%
Other
 
1%
Chestnut
 
0%
Total 1111
Videos

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KU alumna leaves $1.1 million to university
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A6
A former dean of women and Kansas University alumna has left a $1.1 million gift in her estate to KU to benefit an endowed math professorship.
KU women’s basketball announces complete 2009-10 schedule
July 21, 2009
The Kansas women’s basketball team will open Big 12 play with a road game against Kansas State as part of a Big 12 slate that was released by the conference Tuesday.
Ohio professor working to create historical markers to help remember Lawrence’s past
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A1
Rick Sheridan knows Lawrence has a significant historical past.
Kansas football releases 2011 schedule
04:20 p.m., July 21, 2009 Updated 10:51 p.m. in print edition on B3
A road non-conference game against ACC opponent Georgia Tech and home games against UTEP and Northern Illinois have been set as part of the Kansas football team’s 2011 schedule, which was released Tuesday.
Lawrence mother pleads not guilty to raping 4-year-old son
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A6
A Lawrence woman pleaded not guilty Tuesday to accusations of raping her 4-year-old son, Douglas County District Court records said.
Former Junction City commissioner pleads not guilty in bank fraud case
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
A former Junction City commissioner formally pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges that he accepted payments and gifts from a Lawrence developer who had been seeking the city’s permission
Lawrence father pleads guilty to molesting 16-year-old daughter
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A6
A Lawrence man pleaded guilty Monday to aggravated incest, for engaging in sexual activity with his 16-year-old daughter, said the Office of Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson.
Two teens accused of sex crimes involving other children
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police this week announced the arrests of two teenagers accused of sex crimes against children in their family.
Ninth Street overhaul nearing end, but expect closures for next two days
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A1
While work to overhaul Ninth Street west of downtown Lawrence is nearing an end, the $678,211 task is scheduled to stir up major traffic adjustments for at least two more days.
Health department offering immunization for kids
July 21, 2009
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a special program that will provide the Tdap vaccine (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) to Douglas County children whose birthdays fall between Sept. 1, 1997, and Aug. 31, 1998. There is a $14 administrative fee, but no one is denied service because of inability to pay. The program ends July 31.
$220 million to be made available to train health care works, U.S. Labor Secretary announces in Topeka
Hilda Solis will also speak at KU Medical Center
08:01 a.m., July 21, 2009 Updated 05:20 p.m. in print edition on A3
U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Tuesday that $220 million in federal stimulus funds will be disbursed to programs across the country to train workers in health care and other high-growth industries.
Eudora residents wake up to no power
Electricity restored after about two hours
July 21, 2009
Many Eudora residents Tuesday morning woke up to either no power or flashing alarm clocks.
Armed robbery reported at 3020 Iowa St.
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A5
Lawrence Police responded to an armed robbery call at the BP gas station at 3020 around 10:17 p.m. Monday.
Set to music: Range of young adults cast in local production of ‘Disney’s High School Musical’
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C1
Ben Markley has never been the lead in a production.
Autistic children might find their ‘voice’ with KU project
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A1
Eleven-year-old Tait Holter pushes a button that has a picture of a heart on a hand-held device. It has the word “love” underneath.
News icon strove for excellence
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A7
The last icon of the great days of journalism is gone.
Power tradition
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A7
The wisdom of using the Kansas River as a source of power may be coming full circle.
People in the news
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B6
People in the news July 21, 2009
Stepping up
Arthur trying to find role with Grizzlies
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B1
Most rookies at the NBA Summer League learn that pro ball is a whole different game compared to what they just came from playing. Memphis Grizzlies forward Darrell Arthur was no different last summer in Las Vegas. But his true eye-opening experience came about six weeks later.
Faith helps guide family after shooting
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
As Kansas City, Mo., police work to determine who shot and killed a Lawrence woman Friday night as she was driving home from Starlight Theatre, the woman’s family members said they are relying on their faith to make it through this difficult time.
Contador eyes other rivals, not Armstrong
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B3
The tension with Lance Armstrong is all but gone in the crisp mountain air, and the line of authority is clear.
Ex-leader sentenced for embezzlement
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A6
Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison Monday after he admitted illegally paying his spy chief $15 million in government funds.
NBA defends age requirement to Congress
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A1
The NBA defended its minimum age requirement to Congress, but a critical lawmaker was unmoved and is asking to meet with top league officials to discuss it, according to letters obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
Voting rate dips as older whites stay home
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A1
For all the attention generated by Barack Obama’s candidacy, the share of eligible voters who actually cast ballots in November declined for the first time in a dozen years. The reason: Older whites with little interest in backing either Barack Obama or John McCain stayed home.
Department offering immunization for kids
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is offering a special program that will provide the DTaP vaccine (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) to Douglas County children who were born between Sept. 1, 1997, and Aug. 31, 1998.
Deal reached to close Calif. deficit
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California’s legislative leaders agreed Monday on a plan to close the state’s $26 billion budget shortfall, potentially getting the state back on firm financial ground so it can stop issuing IOUs.
4 more U.S. troops killed during deadliest month in Afghanistan
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
A roadside bomb killed four American troops in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, driving the July death toll for U.S. forces to the highest monthly level of the war.
CIA committed fraud, federal judge rules
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
A federal judge has ruled that CIA officials committed fraud to protect a former covert agent against an eavesdropping lawsuit and is considering sanctioning as many as six who have worked at the agency, including former CIA Director George Tenet.
Gunman confesses to role in Mumbai attacks
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
The lone surviving gunman in the Mumbai attacks made a surprise confession at his trial Monday, saying he was recruited by a militant group inside Pakistan after he left a low-paying job and went looking for training to become a professional robber.
CIT secures $3B from bondholders
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
Commercial lender CIT Group Inc. confirmed late Monday that it has secured a $3 billion bailout from its bondholders, averting an immediate bankruptcy filing and giving the company some breathing room to restructure its debt.
P.M. calls elections, dissolves parliament
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso dissolved the powerful lower house of parliament today, setting the stage for national elections next month that could transform the country’s political power structure.
Economic indicators show gains in June
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A2
More plans to build homes, higher stock prices and fewer people filing first-time claims for jobless aid sent a private-sector forecast of U.S. economic activity higher than expected in June.
Boyda sworn in to Pentagon job
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
Former U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda took the oath of office Monday at the Pentagon as the new deputy assistant secretary of defense for manpower and personnel issues.
North vs. South
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: Well, well, well. It seems to me that we have another North Lawrence Sandrats and South Lawrence Blue Belly conflict going on.
China unlikely to top U.S. in Latin America
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A7
The latest figures showing that China is emerging from the global crisis sooner — and more vigorously — than anticipated is triggering speculation that China will soon overtake the United States as Latin America’s top business partner. Sounds very interesting, but don’t bet on it.
Tour de France update, stage 15
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B3
Mentally it was a very tough stage, if nothing more than just waiting and waiting for a breakaway to form.
District to get $1.6M more aid
July 21, 2009 in print edition on A3
While Lawrence Virtual School students might not be present in the classroom, they were a big help to the Lawrence school district when it came to settling on a 2009-2010 budget.
Time running out for Watson
British Open has an age limit of 60 for past champions
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B1
Tom Watson was among the British Open champions whom the Royal & Ancient, the organizers of the Open, consulted when it decided the game was getting younger and it was time to lower the age limit to 60 for winners of golf’s oldest championship.
Scholar’s arrest raises profiling questions
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C8
Police responding to a call about “two black males” breaking into a home near Harvard University ended up arresting the man who lives there — Henry Louis Gates Jr., the nation’s pre-eminent black scholar.
Woody quirky paradise
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B1
When I read that Lawrence Memorial Hospital covets Woody Park for additional parking, the news conjured up that iconic line from the Joni Mitchell song.
Iran election dispute escalates to new phase
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C8
Iran’s election dispute has moved beyond the drama of mass street protests to a new phase: a fight for power within the ruling religious establishment itself.
Apollo 11 astronauts visit Oval Office
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C8
The same question that could have been asked 40 years ago moments after Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon is still being asked today: Now what?
Obama challenges GOP critics on health care
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C8
President Barack Obama pushed back hard against Republican critics of his health care overhaul plan Monday, dismissing the “politics of the moment” marked by GOP comparisons of his efforts to socialism.
Car stimulus program keeps consumers in debt
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B7
If you have a clunker that’s also a gas guzzler, the federal government wants you to trade in the car so it can be scrapped, while you get a cash credit toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle.
USDA rural agency accepting applications
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B7
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Agency is accepting applications for grants and loan guarantees from farmers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems, make energy efficiency improvements, or conduct feasibility studies for a renewable energy system. The funds are administered through the agency’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
Real estate agent attends green class
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B7
Cheri Drake, an agent with McGrew Real Estate, 1501 Kasold Drive, attended a class June 18 offered by Westar Energy.
How will Disney react to Vick?
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B2
There are plenty of people in this country who would love to see Michael Vick curled up in a dog house with nowhere to squirm for the rest of his life.
Hillman given vote of confidence
GM Moore says Royals skipper will return in 2010
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B2
General manager Dayton Moore has given Kansas City Royals manager Trey Hillman a vote of confidence, saying he will return next season.
David Cassidy tries comeback, yet again
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B6
Take one part “Hannah Montana” and add one of the oldest sitcom gimmicks in the books and chase with an aging (or is that ageless?) TV star in search of a second, third or 15th comeback and you’ve got “Ruby & the Rockits.”
Horoscope for July 21
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B6
This year could be quite significant. If you are a man, you could experience some form of identity crisis. No matter which sex, your career could be up for grabs. Women look at “their men” with confusion. If you are single, you could opt to change your status. If you are attached, remember your commitment as you work through issues. Leo can be quite challenging.
Colleges offer tuition-free education
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C2
Yes, parents, there is such thing as free college tuition.
Double Take: Boyfriend’s ADD puts strain on relationship
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C1
My boyfriend has attention deficit disorder.
Find a deal on a rental car
July 21, 2009 in print edition on C1
Half the fun of summer road travel is renting a new car.
Technology association schedules July mixer
July 21, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Technology Association will host a mixer from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Zig and Mac’s, 1540 Wakarusa Drive.