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Members of Congress to speak at chamber events
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Members of Congress will speak at a series of luncheons and breakfasts hosted by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.
Busy schedule awaits KU’s next chancellor
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Incoming Kansas University Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little will be focused on getting to know the campus and the state upon her arrival at KU.
Lawrence man marks his last KC commute with a trek of a two-legged kind
Resident celebrates end of driving to office by running there
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Having already logged more than 58,000 miles behind the wheel while commuting to work, Lawrence resident Scott McVey actually couldn’t wait to make his all-too-familiar trip yet again.
New homeless shelter may receive major funding boost, but its location remains unknown
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Leaders of an effort to build a new homeless shelter in Lawrence are now closer to receiving a key piece of federal funding for the project. But they still haven’t found a new site to house the homeless.
Tech’s Leach rips BCS
Red Raiders coach campaigns for playoff system
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
It’s one of the most disputed topics in the sports world today: The Bowl Championship Series. Fans, coaches, columnists, bloggers, Congress and even President Obama have voiced their opinions for and against the system decided by polls and computers that determines college football’s national championship.
Charity poker tournament planned for Friday
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
The New Direction House will host a Texas Hold ’Em Poker tournament beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Conroy’s Pub, 3115 W. Sixth St.
Suspect in weekend incident at Cross Town Tavern released from custody
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
A man arrested after several gunshots were fired Saturday outside a Lawrence bar was released from Douglas County Jail, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Phone service to be interrupted again at housing authority
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Phones at the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority’s administrative offices will be out of service again for about an hour Thursday morning due to continuing maintenance on a scheduled upgrade.
Former Westar CEO to be released from prison
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
The former chief executive officer of Westar Energy Inc. is getting out of federal prison next month.
Different pictures emerge of events surrounding beating and kidnapping of Matthew Jaeger’s ex-girlfriend
Prosecution outlines savage attack; defense says he was just trying to help
12:27 p.m., July 29, 2009 Updated 06:04 p.m. in print edition on A1
As a trial got under way Wednesday morning for a former Kansas University student accused of beating and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, lawyers painted starkly different pictures about the events of Oct. 9, 2007.
Critics of placing NBAF in Kansas cite tornado danger
11:41 a.m., July 29, 2009 Updated 04:05 p.m. in print edition on B8
A storm of controversy over a proposed federal bio-security lab has erupted over tornado activity.
Newly declassified Eisenhower papers depict an era not as peaceful as once thought
Documents are on display at Presidential Library in Abilene
11:19 a.m., July 29, 2009 Updated 02:35 p.m. in print edition on B8
Newly declassified documents from President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration show that the iconic views of the 1950s as a peaceful era aren’t all that accurate.
Amarr Garage Doors hires 23 employees for new production line
Manufacturer had conducted layoffs less than a year ago
08:13 a.m., July 29, 2009 Updated 12:04 p.m. in print edition on B7
Amarr Garage Door manufacturer has hired 23 new employees at its Lawrence facility in order to work a new production line the business has opened.
Favre tells Vikes he’ll remain retired
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
Brett Favre has handed the Minnesota Vikings one more loss.
States target prison cuts, raising worries among workers
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Tony Ferranto worries as he walks his patrol at maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in Illinois.
N.C. office promotes former resident
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
HDR has promoted Randy Osburn, Professional Engineer, Board Certified Environmental Engineer, to vice president.
Beer diplomacy: Obama aims for calm and comity
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Three guys, sitting around a picnic table, having a cold one.
Ex-KU golfer leads Kansas Amateur
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Former Kansas University golfer Andrew Storm of Omaha opened with a 3-under par 67 to lead the field following round one of the stroke play qualifying portion of the Kansas Amateur at Kansas City Country Club.
Spots open for Chalmers’ golf tourney
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
There is room for one more foursome in the inaugural National Championship Classic Golf tournament, set for a 1 p.m. Friday at Alvamar. A banquet will follow at 6:30 p.m.
MU ready to move past disappointments
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Missouri offensive lineman Kurtis Gregory flipped through some television channels this summer while relaxing at his home.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
On Tuesday, during the second day of the Big 12 Conference’s media days, Kansas University coach Mark Mangino issued a vote of confidence in Dezmon Briscoe, saying he expects the recently suspended player to be eligible for the start of the upcoming season.
Royals on a roll with second straight win
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Kansas City Royals finally have a winning streak, thanks to a couple of home runs and a 45-foot single.
Injured Jayhawks making progress
July 29, 2009
Several Kansas University men’s basketball players are making steady progress in their return from injuries, Jayhawk coach Bill Self said Tuesday night.
Raiders like being underdogs at state
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
For the first time in seven years, Lawrence won’t be one of the favorites at the Kansas American Legion AAA baseball tournament.
Goal-oriented
Jayhawks’ focus is on winning North Division title
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
When you have been playing football at Kansas University for three years, as Jayhawks quarterback Todd Reesing has, you learn to temper your expectations in matters of media affection.
Phelps absorbs a rare setback
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B2
The winner draped himself triumphantly on the lane rope, thrusting his right hand in the air to celebrate a world record. It’s a familiar scene for Michael Phelps. This time, all he could do was watch.
Pregnancy likely to be swine flu shot priority
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Swine flu has been hitting pregnant women unusually hard, so they are likely to be among the first group advised to get a new swine flu shot this fall.
Senate committee endorses Sotomayor
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
A Senate committee endorsed Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on Tuesday in a vote that splintered nearly along party lines, signaling that Republicans will not hesitate to oppose the first Hispanic nominee to the nation’s highest court when the full Senate decides whether to confirm her next week.
Aung San Suu Kyi verdict set for Friday
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The defense team for Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivered its final arguments Tuesday, closing the case days ahead of a verdict the Nobel laureate softly said will be “painfully obvious.”
Study: Tanning beds as deadly as arsenic
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
International cancer experts have moved tanning beds and other sources of ultraviolet radiation into the top cancer risk category, deeming them as deadly as arsenic and mustard gas.
U.S. general: Iran trying to influence Iraq vote
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The top U.S. commander in Iraq said Tuesday that Iran is still training and equipping Iraqi insurgents but is shifting its focus to influence the upcoming Iraqi elections and exerting “soft power” over its majority-Shiite neighbor.
Pot activists file ballot measure in California
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Oakland pot activists fresh off a victory at local polls on the taxing of medical marijuana took their first official step Tuesday toward asking California voters to legalize pot.
Texting while driving even more dangerous than talking on phone
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Texting while driving increases the risk of a crash much more than previous studies have concluded with motorists taking their eyes off the road longer than they do when talking or listening on their cell phones, a safety research institute said Monday.
Meeting set to fill vacant House seat
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Democratic precinct committee will gather this weekend to fill the House vacancy created by the appointment of Josh Svaty as Kansas agriculture secretary.
Counties offering child support aid
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Courts in two northeast Kansas counties are offering parents who owe unpaid child support a chance at a fresh start.
Convicted serial killer asks for new trial
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A man convicted in Kansas of killing three women, including two whose bodies were found stuffed in barrels on his rural property, says he did not receive a fair trial because, among other issues, prosecutors unjustly attacked his wife.
iTablet expected to be revolutionary device
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Apple is poised to once again revolutionize the entertainment industry — this time with an “iTablet” portable device that lets users download and read digital books, watch movies and play games while also sparking new consumer interest in music albums packed with material such as video clips and liner notes, according to a new report.
Action delayed on Human Relations office
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Commissioners took no final action on whether to eliminate funding for the city’s Human Relations Division.
USDA funds $1 million perennial wheat study
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
Michigan State University researchers are using a $1 million federal grant to try to develop a form of wheat that doesn’t need planting each season.
Tornado safe room receives grant funds
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
There was good news Tuesday on the first of two safe rooms that officials hope can be built in Baldwin City.
Retail owner attends conference
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
John Nichols, owner of the Plato’s Closet retail store in Lawrence, attended the company’s annual conference May 20-23 in Orlando, Fla.
Chamber announces ribbon-cutting events
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce announces upcoming ribbon-cutting ceremonies.
Consumer confidence falls amid gains
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
Americans are looking past the stock market surge and signs of a stabilizing economy and focusing on something more personal — job worries.
Finding deals an easy way to save on pets
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
As a result of the economic downturn, many of us have trimmed spending — except when it comes to our pets.
Boy, 7, goes for spin to avoid church
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A8
Police in Utah say a 7-year-old boy led officers on a car chase in an effort to avoid going to church.
Pump patrol
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.31 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
Bike lanes surface along Ninth Street
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The city’s newest bike lanes are being considered a relatively inexpensive down payment on a larger investment down the road.
What became of child stars
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
It’s no secret. Childhood stardom can mess you up. From Judy Garland to Michael Jackson, the stories are numerous and tragic, and people can’t get enough of them.
People in the news
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
On the morning after Michael Jackson died, literary agent Joy Harris began getting the e-mails: When, publishers wanted to know, would Jackson’s memoir “Moonwalk” be returned to print?
Horoscopes
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Wednesday, July 29: You might have a more serious tone than you’ve had in years. Others wonder where their bright and sunny friend, family member or loved one has gone. If you are single, you might be resistant to plunge into any bond. If you are attached, whether you are aware or not, you are testing this bond.
Rec option
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As a homeowner living just west of Free State High School, we are concerned about the suggestion that the city spend $300,000 to study and design a recreation building.
Teams foster healthy competition
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
A friend of mine has a 15-year-old daughter who is obsessed with fast-pitch softball. It seems often to be the most important thing in her life.
Initiative may forge new U.S.-Iraq tie
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
Given the 130,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq, it’s striking how little attention the media paid to Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s visit to Washington last week.
NBAF politics
No site for a bio-defense lab is without risk, but the nation can have confidence in the choice of a Kansas location.
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
The need for ironclad security and safeguards at the new National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility goes without saying.
Zucchini tasty in tortellini
July 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
The garden is fIourishing with zucchini this year. I need some new ways to prepare it. Any ideas?
At 90 years, icebox cakes are still chill
July 29, 2009 in print edition on C4
Icebox cakes really are as easy as pie.
Pickles are a homemade classic
July 29, 2009 in print edition on C3
Crisp, mildly sweet and deliciously sour, perfect pickles invigorate and excite the palate. Make a batch of them with this recipe from Better Homes and Gardens magazine’s August edition.
Rec center funding not fully committed
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Supporters of a new west Lawrence recreation center won only a partial victory Tuesday night at City Hall.
Five steps, five fillings for cherry tomatoes
July 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
Summer tomato bins are crowded with cute, little grape tomatoes, the plums, the beefsteaks—so crowded you might forget the appeal of cherry tomatoes. They make a perfect one-bite wonder when stuffed with a savory filling (many ready-made at the supermarket), then served up with cocktails as a premeal nibble.
Easy greens: New cookbooks tout delicious recipes friendly to the environment
July 29, 2009 in print edition on C1
You don’t have to invest in a Prius or renounce electricity to green up your life. You can do it in the kitchen.
Sprint aims at prepaid market
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
Sprint Nextel Corp. is intensifying its focus on the fast-growing market for prepaid cell phone service with a $483 million deal to buy Virgin Mobile USA Inc.
DCAP leader conducts research in Nicaragua
July 29, 2009 in print edition on B7
Stacey Burton, education and outreach coordinator for the Douglas County AIDS Project, received a grant from the Tinker Foundation to conduct research this summer in Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
Contract with police department approved
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A new labor contract for the city’s police officers was unanimously approved by commissioners.
Battery arrest made Monday
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 33-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday night for aggravated battery, domestic battery and battery.
N. Lawrence road project starts Thursday
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
North Lawrence motorists should expect major delays beginning on Thursday.
100 rescued after boat sinks
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
The handmade wooden sailboat, weighed down with about 200 Haitians fleeing poverty, tried to maneuver through the treacherous coral reefs when it was struck by heavy swells. It had no chance.
Theft reported Monday
July 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 47-year-old North Wilkesboro, N.C., man on Monday reported a burglary and theft resulting in a property loss valued at $3,389.