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Suspects sought after armed robbery of ice cream truck
06:31 p.m., July 26, 2009 Updated 09:33 p.m.
Lawrence police are searching for two suspects wanted in connection with the armed robbery of an ice cream truck.
Paranormal investigators search Sigma Nu fraternity house
Fraternity scoured for paranormal signs
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
The warm summer air surrounding the Sigma Nu fraternity house northwest of the KU campus was eerily still Saturday night.
Police investigating shots fired outside Econolodge
02:54 a.m., July 26, 2009 Updated 05:12 a.m.
Lawrence Police are investigating reports of shots fired outside the Econolodge, 2222 W. Sixth street.
Shawnee teen chef ranks 1st nationwide
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
The “best teen chef in the country” suffers from dyslexia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention deficit disorder and bipolar disorder.
It’s been a tough week for ESPN
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C2
Being a worldwide leader can be a drag. (See America, United States of.)
Summer vacation gone too soon
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
We were going to climb Mount Pemigewasset, which juts out from the cliffs that form Indian Head and has a remarkable panorama of White Mountain summits at the top.
Resveratrol popular, but worth the hype?
Doctor urges caution in using largely untested supplement
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
Anti-aging. Promotes weight loss. Increases energy. Cancer-fighting. With pitches like those, who wouldn’t buy into resveratrol, a substance found primarily in red grapes and red wine?
Hall of Fame Class of 2009 capsules
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C3
A look at the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009.
Motorcyclists gear up for speeds exceeding 150 mph
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B3
Media Day for the AMA Superbike races at Heartland Park racetrack in Topeka had a notable goal: Allow members of the media to write their stories based on race access that is typically granted to few others.
Beckham main attraction in K.C.
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Waving foam fingers and posters in the air, fans lined up en masse outside the gates of the CommunityAmerica Ballpark before the Kansas City Wizards-L.A. Galaxy game Saturday night.
All 13 astronauts enjoy first time off in 11 days
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
The astronauts in orbit, all 13 of them, enjoyed their first day off in more than a week Saturday after a series of grueling spacewalks
Palin faces questions as she exits politics
Alaska governor to step down from office today
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
Gov. Sarah Palin gained fame — and to some infamy — since she embarked on a vice-presidential bid less than a year ago.
‘G-Force’ likely to increase number of pet guinea pigs
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D4
The Disney movie “G-Force” shows a squad of specially trained, computer-generated guinea pig spies coming to the world’s rescue. =
Norman takes Senior British lead
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C2
Greg Norman shot a bogey-free 6-under 64 on Saturday to grab the lead by a stroke heading into the last round of the Senior British Open. Norman was at 10-under 200, a stroke ahead of overnight leader Fred Funk (72) and Loren Roberts (67).
Morocco challenges Mideast Holocaust mind-set
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E10
From the western edge of the Muslim world, the King of Morocco has dared to tackle one of the most inflammatory issues in the Middle East conflict — the Holocaust.
Wheel Genius: Road work planned this week
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B5
Among major road projects scheduled in the area for the coming week:
Salina car immortalized as Hot Wheels toy
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B2
Derek Moline was shopping at the Salina Target store earlier this year when he spotted a Hot Wheels car on a shelf.
Horoscopes
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D5
This year, the potential for achieving your long-term desires and goals is far easier than in past years. You are focused and directed. You don’t fear manifesting, nor achieving. If you are single, often you know what people are going to say before they get three words out of their mouth. If you are attached, let your significant other have the full attention he or she needs. Libra can charm even you!
Third place just fine with Armstrong
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C5
Lance Armstrong has no regrets about finishing third at the Tour de France.
Hoops tourney heats up
Self scouting talent at Vegas AAU games
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Tourists are putting their cell-phone cameras to good use this week in Las Vegas. “It’s coaches everywhere,” said Kansas City Pump N Run basketball coach L.J. Goolsby, who Tuesday through today — as he has for the last 10 years — has brought three local teams to the desert to play in the adidas Super 64 AAU Tournament.
Fair touts array of activities
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B4
The annual Douglas County Fair seems to have something for everyone.
Portland’s ‘young creatives’ tough out tough times
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
Ceramics artist Heidi Sowa had her eyes set on Portland for years.
Looking back at La Yarda
Former residents reflect on close community of railroad workers, families
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A1
There is a spot — behind an East Lawrence lot that stores city Dumpsters — where a path cuts into the woods.
Scholar says it’s time to move on from arrest
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. says he’s ready to move on from his arrest by a white police officer, hoping to use the encounter to improve fairness in the criminal justice system and saying “in the end, this is not about me at all.”
4 suspects detained in U.S. agent killing
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Mexican police announced the arrests Saturday of four men suspected of involvement in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent as American investigators searched hospitals for gunmen who were possibly wounded in the first such shooting death in more than a decade.
Exiled Honduran leader makes trip to border
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Deposed President Manuel Zelaya returned to the Honduran border on Saturday and announced he would set up camp there, despite foreign leaders urging him not to force a confrontation with the government that ousted him in last month’s coup.
Last veteran of WWI trench battles dies
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
Harry Patch, Britain’s last survivor of the trenches of World War I, was a reluctant soldier who became a powerful eyewitness to the horror of war, and a symbol of a lost generation.
Lobbyists could be silver lining in push for health care reform
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
A strong force, perhaps as powerful in Congress as President Barack Obama, is keeping the drive for health care going even as lawmakers seem hopelessly at odds.
North Korea opens its 1st fast-food restaurant, report says
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A2
You still can’t get a hamburger in Pyongyang, but the suspiciously similar “minced beef and bread” is for sale at the North Korean capital’s first fast-food restaurant, a news report said Saturday.
Pets strive for perfection during 4-H Dog Show
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
Nine-year-old Tessa Gottenstein can rattle off the reasons why it is easier to show her one-year-old boxer, Meg, in front of a judge than her heifer, Miss Licorice.
Superintendent takes questions on squeezed school finances
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
If state funding continues to deteriorate, Lawrence schools Superintendent Rick Doll said the size of classes could be in jeopardy.
State holds 1st exotic animal amnesty day
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Owners of exotic animals in Connecticut have been given a day of amnesty to turn in their illegally-owned pets.
Church becomes gym with religious themes
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
A developer has found new life for an old church in northeast Ohio by redesigning it as a workout center.
Athletic emphasis
New Kansas rules for high school athletes look like a step toward the pressure-packed college atmosphere.
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
“KSHSAA rule modification allows coaches more time to teach.”
Police: Fake officer tries to stop real one
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Oakland police say a man impersonating a police officer tried to pull over a real undercover officer and was arrested.
Bill Gates wins Indira Gandhi Prize in India
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Saturday received the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development from India’s president, a government statement said.
Covet not sermons of thy online neighbor?
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E10
Ministers moving to a new church have a long tradition of dusting off some of their favorite homilies from the past. But in these electronic days, that’s just where the recycling begins.
Hutchinson family makes old candy factory its new home
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B8
A Hutchinson family has turned an old downtown candy factory into its new home.
Kan., Okla. promote heartland
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B8
Kansas and Oklahoma are working together to promote the rural heartland to foreign media and tourists.
Retailers find new ways to fine-tune discounts
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E1
At the Banana Republic store in New York’s World Financial Center, a white pleated skirt was on sale for $39.99, marked down from $69.
Crashing the party
Raiders eliminate Olathe South, advance to state
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
Don’t stick a fork in the Lawrence Raiders yet. A dominant team in the Kansas AAA Legion baseball tournament for the last six years, the Raiders were a long shot even to make it to state this summer. But they’re going, thanks a yeoman pitching performance by Tanner Kilmer and a healthy dose of brain blockage.
Ho, hum: Rangers deal with swine flu
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C8
Vincente Padilla’s diagnosis of swine flu caused barely a ripple among the Texas Rangers.
Many opt to buy, not rent
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E1
For Aaron Carter, a musician who was struggling to fit a drum set, a piano and three guitars into his 600-square-foot apartment in Phoenix, the math on owning a home finally began to work in his favor.
Officials concerned about new budget woes
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
California officials are warily awaiting the next round of state revenue figures, concerned that their latest budget-balancing efforts may not be enough to end a seemingly endless stream of deficits.
Woody honor
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
To the editor: I hate to think that Woody Park may become a parking lot!
Food packaging gets bigger with demand for more value
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E1
Your eyes are not deceiving you in the grocery store.
Now may be the time to cash in those stashed savings bonds
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E1
For some people, the U.S. savings bonds they’ve bought end up forgotten in a drawer, closet or safe-deposit box.
West tops East in Shrine Bowl, 14-7
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C6
The West defeated the East, 14-7, in the Shrine Bowl on Saturday at Cessna Stadium.
Hochevar, Soria lift K.C.
Starter’s 13 Ks, closer’s six outs doom Rangers
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C8
Kansas City snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory over the Rangers.
Contador closing in on victory
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C5
Alberto Contador all but sealed his second Tour de France title Saturday, keeping the yellow jersey after a punishing mountain ride in the next-to-last stage. And almost certain to join him on the podium is Lance Armstrong.
Eco-friendly attractions draw tourists to new Greensburg
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B5
This town is famous for having the world’s largest hand-dug well and the world’s largest pallasite meteorite.
‘Troubling aspect’ of race a daunting challenge for Obama
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A5
President Barack Obama’s summary of the furor over a black Harvard professor’s arrest was so understated, and perhaps obvious, that it barely rose above the cable-news driven din.
Father saw sickness as ‘test of faith’
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A6
A Wisconsin man accused of killing his daughter by praying instead of seeking lifesaving medical help considered her illness “a test of his faith,” a prosecutor told jurors Saturday.
Know your headphones
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D1
Here’s a thumbnail guide to some basic types of headphones.
Critter Care: Animal’s trust to be respected
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D6
My newest addition to the household — a 15-month-old black cat named Deena — has had me thinking about trust issues lately.
Dads giving birthing play-by-play on Twitter
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D4
Twitter has given an increasing number of expectant dads something to do while their wives are giving birth: Provide the world a real-time account of what may be the most intimate experience of their lives.
From the ground up: Couple put 27 years into making yard a sanctuary
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D8
When Elaine Fellenstein and her husband, Keith, bought their home, the new yard was bare save for a pin oak and a few other trees fresh from the garden center.
For some, Harry Potter movies a clear call to service, activism
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D4
For some people the Harry Potter books made for good beach reading, but for others they inspired a call to social activism.
Behind the Lens: Mentor photographer known for firsts in the business
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D2
I recently visited with a photojournalist friend from Indiana, where we both attended Ball State University in the early ’80s.
Gardening trends put interest back in farm toys
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D8
Now that vegetable gardens are in the news — there’s one at the White House, and cities are encouraging residents to plant them on vacant lots — collectors are looking at farm-related toys with more interest.
Boomer Girl Diary: Sleep woes fast track to lunacy
July 26, 2009 in print edition on D1
Anyone who suffers bouts of insomnia is all too familiar with the inner bedtime monologue.
Fair territory: Sports venues moving toward earth-friendly practices
July 26, 2009 in print edition on C1
The fries fans order at Kauffman Stadium on game days may actually be healthy — for the environment, that is.
Assault trial to have pool of 100 jurors
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B1
After numerous delays, a trial will begin Monday in the case of a former Kansas University student accused of causing horrific injuries to his ex-girlfriend in an October 2007 attack.
Protesters call for end to Iranian rights abuses
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Protesters across the world called on Iran Saturday to end its clampdown on opposition activists, demanding the release of hundreds rounded up during demonstrations against the country’s disputed election.
Suicide attackers strike Afghan city
U.S. envoy calls holding elections during war ‘extraordinary’
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A3
Less than a month before Afghanistan’s presidential election, Taliban fighters wearing suicide vests attacked a provincial capital Saturday, triggering gunbattles that killed seven militants.
Mayor’s arrest puts spotlight on historic N.J. city
July 26, 2009 in print edition on A4
Even in the state of “The Sopranos” and “On the Waterfront,” where corruption seems institutionalized, the arrest of a neophyte mayor in office a mere three weeks stands out.
Harvard professor not an isolated case
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Please take a good look at Dr. Henry Louis Gates.
Developing nations shun clean-air plans
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B6
Editor’s note: George Will is taking the next three weeks off; his next column is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16.
Group would wield significant health care power
July 26, 2009 in print edition on B7
Americans are familiar with — if not altogether comfortable about — unelected officials exercising great authority over our lives.
Defense secretary scores big wins on weapons cuts
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E10
Robert Gates is on a roll. Question is, how long will it last?
E-China: The bicycle kingdom is going electric
July 26, 2009 in print edition on E10
It’s a simple pleasure, but Xu Beilu savors it daily: gliding past snarled traffic on her motorized bicycle, relaxed and sweat-free alongside the pedal-pushing masses.