Archive for Monday, July 27, 2009

Also from July 27

On the street
Photo galleries
2009 Big 12 Media Days: Day 1 New turf installed at Kivisto Field The day in photos, July 27, 2009 Baylie Moon and Max
Which football player can KU least afford to lose to injury this season?

Poll results

Response Percent
Todd Reesing
Dezmon Briscoe
Kerry Meier
Darrell Stuckey
Jake Sharp
Total 761
Do you think NBAF should be built in Kansas?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes, Manhattan’s a safe as place as anywhere.
No, we can’t take the risk.
I don’t have enough information to decide.
Total 1101
Should the city build a recreation center in west Lawrence?

Poll results

Response Percent
Not sure
Total 988

All stories

Man survives jump from Kansas River bridge
05:25 p.m., July 27, 2009 Updated 06:07 p.m. in print edition on A4
Emergency officials received numerous 911 calls as the man was hanging off the bridge.
Purported Mizzou Web address sends Internet surfer to a more crimson destination
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
The owner of is using the address to direct visitors away from their expected online lair — a home page affiliated with the University of Missouri — and lure them instead into the official, virtual world of the Kansas Jayhawks:
City likely Tuesday night to put an end to Human Relations Division
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A3
A part of city government born out of the racial tensions of the 1960s and ’70s may go the way of bellbottoms and disco Tuesday night.
Man falls from stairs, flown to area hospital
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 62-year-old man received life-threatening injuries Saturday night, after falling from a flight of stairs outside a Lawrence bar, a fire official said Monday.
Kansas governor defends state’s choice for bio-defense lab
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
State officials Monday put on a full-court press to rebut a federal government report that questioned locating in Kansas a $650 million laboratory for research on dangerous, infectious pathogens.
Students expect tough times finding part-time employment
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kansas University student Kristen Bush already has one job this summer, working as a cocktail waitress at the Barrel House. But the Wichita senior said she’ll soon be looking for another part-time job to help pay the bills, and if her search is anything like the last few she’s gone through in Lawrence, it won’t be pretty.
Governor, attorney general in Lawrence for recognition of new law on eluding police
12:19 p.m., July 27, 2009 Updated 04:18 p.m. in print edition on A3
State leaders were in Lawrence this morning for a ceremonial signing of legislation that closes a loophole in a state crime law and that was inspired by a December 2007 incident near West Junior High School.
Problems with jury questionnaires delay start of Jaeger trial
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
Jury selection will be delayed until Tuesday morning in the case of a former Kansas University student accused of injuring his ex-girlfriend during an October 2007 attack.
Congressional report says choice of Kansas for NBAF was rushed
July 27, 2009
The Department of Homeland Security relied on a rushed, flawed study to justify its decision to locate a $700 million research facility for highly infectious pathogens in a tornado-prone section of Kansas, according to a government report.
Well received
Football assistant Beaty a standout recruiter
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University receivers coach David Beaty is establishing a reputation as a solid recruiter.
Lebanon is Middle East’s daring fashion capital
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A11
The gowns are cut low in the front, slashing down to the navel, or low in the back, swooping below the waist, inset with delicate see-through fabric.
Horoscope for July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A11
This year, you often attempt to stretch and include even more people, events and communication in your life. Expect to be running here, there and everywhere. Your popularity blooms this year, and if you are single, you could decide to change your status. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from frequent getaways together. Libra brings out the best in you.
Health caring: Volunteers assist with variety of duties at LMH
July 27, 2009
A phone rings in a little room just off to the side of Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s bustling Arkansas Street entrance, and 14-year-old Xinyi Li springs into action. “It’s a specimen — 2 East,” Paul Getto, veteran volunteer, tells Xinyi, who’s in just her third week as a volunteer.
Nippert fills in, Rangers roll
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B5
The Rangers roughed up Kansas City, 7-2.
KU football summer tour rolls through Topeka
July 27, 2009
The 2009 Jayhawk Summer Tour rolled through Topeka Sunday. Fans in Topeka gathered to help welcome in the upcoming football season.
Toe Pokes fall to Blue Collar Press
July 27, 2009
The Toe Pokes of Channel 6 took on the Blue Collar Press in kickball Sunday. The Pokes walked away losers and now claim a 3-5 record.
Henderson, Rice, Gordon honored
Former baseball players inducted into Hall of Fame
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B2
Jim Rice’s icy glare melted into a wide smile. Brash, flamboyant Rickey Henderson was humbled by it all.
Growth in licensed merchandise increases KU revenue
In 20 years between basketball titles, distribution of official gear skyrocketed
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
Winning a national championship in basketball doesn’t just mean happy fans. It’s big business, too.
User fees
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I have a suggestion for how the city trash and water services can make up their anticipated budget shortfalls (July 20), and it involves a simple principle of both social justice and environmental responsibility: If you use more, you pay more.
Contador takes Tour again
Seven-time champ Armstrong settles for third
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B5
Alberto Contador won the Tour de France, while Lance Armstrong placed third.
Eudora makes Legion state
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B3
Eudora is headed to the Class AA Legion state tournament.
Ohio prep says KU on list of finalists
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B3
Adreian Payne is considering Kansas, Kentucky, Arizona, Michigan State and West Virginia.
Hall of Fame careers began with push
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B2
Twenty years ago, Los Angeles-based scout John Young persuaded Major League Baseball to fund a program to reintroduce youth baseball programs to inner cities.
Job seekers will have to re-equip with new skills
Fields with most growth include health care, technology, energy
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A3
Ron Guerin’s job hunt has stretched over four months — since he was laid off as a senior-level project manager at Sprint in Overland Park.
Plastics chemical linked to preemie liver woes
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
A chemical used in many plastic products and already under scrutiny for potential health risks is suspected of raising the risk of liver problems in premature babies, according to a new study.
Tiller suspect has court date Tuesday
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A4
The man accused of killing one of the nation’s few late-term abortion providers will get his first look this week at the evidence against him, even as he has called the shooting of Dr. George Tiller justified.
Run will raise funds for brain tumor research
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A4
Head for the Cure is organizing a 5K run/walk on Sept. 13 to benefit the Chris Anthony Brain Tumor Research Fund.
Palin steps down as governor, vows to fight ‘for what is right’
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
Sarah Palin stepped down Sunday as Alaska governor to write a book and build a right-of-center coalition, but she left her long-term political plans unclear and refused to address speculation she would seek a 2012 presidential bid.
Health overhaul needs GOP votes to pass, Democrat says
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Barack Obama’s ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care, a top lawmaker acknowledged on Sunday.
Europe fast-tracking swine flu vaccine
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a drive to inoculate people against swine flu before winter, many European governments say they will fast-track the testing of a vaccine, arousing concern among some experts about safety and proper doses.
Ministry: New dialogue on nukes a possibility
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korea said today that it is open to new dialogue to defuse tensions over its nuclear weapons program in what appeared to be a call for direct talks with the United States.
2 ministers forced to leave Cabinet
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad fired his intelligence minister, and his culture minister resigned under pressure Sunday as further rifts emerged in his camp with just days to go until his controversial inauguration for a second term.
4 cousins and mother among 8 dead in crash
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
A family’s minivan going in the wrong direction crashed into two cars on a suburban parkway on Sunday, killing eight people, including four young cousins and the mother of one of them.
Losing record
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: After listening to President Obama’s passionate plea for a government-run health care system, people should throw out a challenge.
Kansas recruit excels in Vegas
Woolridge scores 33 in tourney game
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball recruit Royce Woolridge had 33 points in a tournament game in Las Vegas.
Cooperative policy only goes so far
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A9
If you bought the buzz on Hillary Clinton’s major foreign-policy speech at the Council on Foreign Relations last week, she was trying to regain her waning clout in the Obama administration.
Parking complaints
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A9
Even with recent increases, Lawrence’s downtown parking fees and fines are hardly a burden.
Police: Mother says devil made her kill son
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A12
Police said they found a 3 1/2-week-old infant stabbed and decapitated in a Texas home on Sunday and his mother screaming that she killed her son after the devil told her to do it.
Bernanke: ‘I had to hold my nose’ over bailouts
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A12
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Sunday that he had to “hold my nose” over last year’s taxpayer-financed bailouts of big financial companies but argued that the action had to be taken to avoid a major meltdown of the U.S. financial system and the broader economy.
Pakistan arrests pro-Taliban cleric
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A6
Police arrested an influential pro-Taliban cleric on Sunday who had brokered a failed peace deal in northern Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley, an indication the government will no longer negotiate with militants.
U.S. military increases attacks on drugs
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A6
U.S. Marines and Afghan forces have found and destroyed hundreds of tons of poppy seeds, opium and heroin in southern Afghanistan this month in raids that a top American official said show the new U.S. counternarcotics strategy in Afghanistan is working.
Soldiers in Colorado slayings tell of Iraq horrors
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A6
Soldiers from an Army unit that had 10 infantrymen accused of murder, attempted murder or manslaughter after returning to civilian life described a breakdown in discipline during their Iraq deployment in which troops murdered civilians, a newspaper reported Sunday.
‘Yes Men’: Pranksters with a purpose
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A11
What if “Borat” had a profound message? Or if “Jackass” made you think?
NASA patches air system on station
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B12
A space station air purifier was working again Sunday after it shut down at the worst possible time, when company was still visiting and had swollen the on-board crowd to a record 13.
Ex-Honduran leader moves to border camp
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B12
Ousted President Manuel Zelaya encamped his roving government in exile in Ocotal, a sleepy mountain town near the Honduran border Sunday to launch his return to power after a coup last month.
What the professor, the police officer saw during the arrest
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B12
Henry Louis Gates Jr. felt the hairs on the back of his neck stand up as he looked across the threshold of his home at Sgt. James Crowley.
Economic downturn taking toll on small businesses
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B12
As the effects of the economic collapse began pouring down Main Street, the government last year was left holding a record $2.1 billion in write-offs of small business loans it had guaranteed.
Horses around: Area equine lovers remain loyal despite economy
July 27, 2009
Baylie Moon is living out a fairy tale most girls can only dream about. Baylie, 13, is the proud owner of Max, a large, black-and-white paint horse. She’s been riding horses since the age of 4 and has been competing since age 7.
Kid craft: Creating this turtle is no shell game
July 27, 2009
Here’s a riddle for you. Why did the snapping turtle cross the road? If your answer is to get to the other side, you would be partially correct.
What do your dreams mean?
Experts say nighttime narratives provide insight to the subconscious
July 27, 2009
Each night as Brian Kelly lies down to go to sleep, he prepares himself for a cinematic adventure. His mind races with excitement. Images of foreign countries and battlefields entertain him until he wakes up to the real world of classes and work.
Young cast takes on mature-themed ‘Rent’
July 27, 2009
Young Lawrence actors are getting a dose of grown-up theater through the production of “Rent: School Edition” this month.
Key pieces take summer style into fall
July 27, 2009
The last week of July leaves me itching to discuss the trend forecast for fall 2009. With so many end-of-summer sales, it is important to be choosy when making a purchase, regardless how cheap.
Get a passport for eclectic global charm
July 27, 2009
Fashion loves a good travel tale. Global sources regularly pop up as inspiration for designers, whether the influence be India’s fuchsia saris and bejeweled bracelets, the American Southwest’s beading and fringe, or Africa’s wax print fabrics and carved jewelry.
Sarkozy collapses while exercising
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A2
French President Nicolas Sarkozy collapsed while jogging Sunday on the lush grounds of the Chateau of Versailles and was to stay at a hospital overnight even though initial tests found nothing wrong, his office said.
New rules for college credit: Rules meant to save students from financial ruin
July 27, 2009
Where did all the free T-shirts go? Because of the credit card reform act signed into law by President Barack Obama in May, college students may soon have this question on their minds as they wander about campus.
11-year-old completes walk to Washington, D.C.
July 27, 2009
Zach Bonner is “pretty tired,” he says. Instead of attending camp this summer, Zach, 11, decided to walk 668 miles from Atlanta to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. Why? Zach hopes to raise awareness about the plight of homeless kids. Zach walked from his home in Tampa, Fla., to Tallahassee. Then, in 2008, he did it again, this time walking from Tallahassee to Atlanta.
Switching out old light fixtures a bright idea
July 27, 2009
Replacing a broken or worn light fixture is an easy way to brighten your decor. Step 1: As with all electrical projects, turn the power off to the light fixture using the fuse or circuit breaker in the electrical entrance panel.
July 27, 2009
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Your natural flair for relating to people is highlighted this year as you attract many new friends, business associates and opportunities. A loving exchange in August sets the tone for happy relationships. September brings a shift in the way you make money, and you’ll feel freer to express yourself through your work. People show their belief in you in November and you’ll be celebrated. There will be lively social action in December and January. A relative’s success affects you favorably.
Teens at risk from texting
July 27, 2009
For many parents, text messaging is an enigma — a practice their children engage in when they could just make a phone call or walk down the street to their friends’ houses. It seems to be a strange but harmless means of communication.
Dips for kids
July 27, 2009
For kids, two of the most dreaded words you can utter are “healthy snack.” But this doesn’t have to be the case if you take advantage of the magic of dipping.
Road to recovery: Engineer survives stroke, makes remarkable return
July 27, 2009
“A year ago, I’d describe myself as the strong, silent type who kept my emotions under control,” says chemical engineer Rex Gaumer, 56. “Now I talk a lot, even to complete strangers, and I’m easily overwhelmed by strong feelings. I was overcome by sadness watching the second half of (the movie) ‘Up.’”
Library top 10
July 27, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of July 13 through July 20.
Put a love affair to rest by penning its obituary
July 27, 2009
Kathleen Horan lost two loves in two weeks. First, she broke up with her boyfriend of three years. Two weeks later, her dad died.
Virtual school enrollment on upward curve
More home-schooled, private school students turning to online education
July 27, 2009 in print edition on A1
In 2004, the Lawrence school district expected 25 students to enroll in its brand-new virtual school.
Jayhawks lacking minutes
July 27, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University’s men’s basketball team has tons of talent, but it’s lacking experience.
The Edge
July 27, 2009
• ‘Amateur Barbarians’ (Books) • ‘The State: The Complete Series’ (DVD) • Our Lady Peace (CD)