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Podcasts
Polls
Now that the Salvation Army homeless shelter is closed, what should happen in Lawrence to address the issue?

Poll results

Response Percent
Nothing.
 
46%
The city should identify and help open a permanent shelter.
 
28%
The social service agencies and/or churches should work to open a permanent shelter.
 
19%
A temporary shelter should be opened.
 
5%
Total 778
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
The body of a shooting victim is removed from the Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kan., Sunday, May 31, 2009. Media outlets have identified the victim as George Tiller, the controversial abortion provider who has long been the subject of protests. 51-year-old man arrested in murder of George Tiller outside his church
11:43 a.m., May 31, 2009 Updated 9:07 p.m.
George Tiller, the controversial Wichita doctor who was at the center of the abortion debate in Kansas, was shot to death this morning as he walked into his church.
10:00 a.m.
A student walks on the campus of the University of North Carolina. Kansas University’s incoming chancellor, Bernadette Gray-Little, has spent 38 years at the school in Chapel Hill, N.C. Incoming chancellor’s colleagues congratulate Kansas
June 1, 2009 in print edition on 1A
On this 216-year-old campus in the heart of the South, there’s a low-lying stone table atop the plaza grass. Come to find out, it is much like Kansas University’s newly selected chancellor — easy to overlook but extremely meaningful.
10:00 a.m.
Erin Stewart, left, assists Spencer White out of shallow water in a water safety instructors course at the Lawrence High School indoor pool. As the weather warms and more people head for pools and lakes, swimmers are urged to know their limits and take the proper safety precautions. Swimmers should know their aquatic limits
June 1, 2009 in print edition on 5A
The swimming season started with joyful cries of delight last weekend as children cooled off in pools and lakes across the region. But beneath the surface of summertime’s quintessential activity lie some very serious risks.
2:00 p.m.
Maj. Neil Snyder, stationed at Fort Leavenworth, trains Sunday in Leavenworth for the Ironman 70.3 Kansas, which will be June 14 at Clinton State Park outside Lawrence. Snyder will be competing in the Armed Forces Challenge bracket of the triathlon on a team with other Fort Leavenworth soldiers. Ironman attracts military members
June 1, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Army Maj. Neil Snyder hasn’t had a shortage of excitement during the last decade. Snyder, 32, who is stationed at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College, has been deployed overseas five times since 2002. He served in Afghanistan twice in 2002 and has done three tours in Iraq — in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
6:00 p.m.
Kati Wheatley works as a lifeguard at the Lawrence Indoor Aquatic Center. Wheatley will continue the work as a summer job, splitting time life guarding at the indoor facility and the outdoor pool downtown. Working hard for the money
June 1, 2009
For 18-year-old Kati Wheatley, being a lifeguard runs in the family.

All stories

Birds endure innoculations
June 1, 2009
Nine of the Prairie Park Nature Center birds received shots to prevent west nile virus.
Basehor names interim city administrator
June 1, 2009
Two weeks ago, the former Basehor city administrator resigned. An interim administrator has now been named.
Common cents: Keep your lawn lush
June 1, 2009
Here are some ideas on keeping a lawn that’s lush and green instead of parched and brown.
Kidcast: Katie Trumble
June 1, 2009
The record high for June 1 is 101 degrees in 1934. The record low is 45 in 2001.
6Sports Top Six
June 1, 2009
The top six local sports plays from the past week.
Area residents respond to Tiller’s slaying with donations, other support
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
Whether it’s holding vigils, debating online or donating to charity, area residents are finding ways to make their voices heard after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, whose Wichita clinic was one of only three in the nation to perform late-term abortions.
KU gearing up for new capital campaign as new chancellor comes aboard
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
Matching a priority identified by Kansas University’s incoming chancellor, KU Endowment officials have been planning for a new capital campaign.
Douglas County sees first case of swine flu
04:09 p.m., June 1, 2009 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A3
An adult in Douglas County has been diagnosed with swine flu, state health officials said Monday afternoon.
Authorities protecting Colorado doctor after Tiller killing
June 1, 2009
Federal agents have stepped up protection of a Boulder abortion doctor after an abortion provider in Kansas was gunned down in church, authorities said Monday. Police said the U.S. Marshals Service has taken the lead in providing security for Dr. Warren Hern, whose Boulder clinic is one of a few in the nation that provides late-term abortions.
Local law enforcement officers to participate in torch run for Special Olympics
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
Special Olympics athletes from Douglas County and other areas of the state will convene later this week in Wichita for the 2009 Summer Games.
Trinity In-Home Care to open a licensed, drop-in child care center in Lawrence
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
The nonprofit home health agency, 2201 W. 25th St., Suite Q, is planning to lease a 2,800-square-foot building near Sixth Street and Kasold Drive for the two programs. It is in the midst of obtaining a state license for the drop-in child care center.
KU football to play UTEP, Duke on national TV
12:59 p.m., June 1, 2009 Updated 03:41 p.m. in print edition on B3
The Jayhawks’ Sept. 12 game against UTEP, which will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. in El Paso, Texas, will be televised on CBS College Sports (Sunflower Broadband channel 143), while their 11 a.m. game against Duke on Sept. 19 will air on the VERSUS network (Sunflower Broadband channels 38, 238 HD).
Temporary facility to accommodate homeless overnight as Salvation Army shelter closes
12:10 p.m., June 1, 2009 Updated 01:20 p.m. in print edition on A1
Lawrence now has one overnight shelter to serve the city’s homeless population. For the first time Monday night, dozens of people slept on mats in the building that houses the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, 221 W. 10th St., at the First Christian Church.
Absent plea deal, trial in car chase that injured officer to begin next week
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
Prosecutors have not tried to negotiate a plea deal with a Topeka woman accused of striking a Lawrence police officer with her car during a chase in December.
Operation Rescue claims Tiller murder suspect was never a member
June 1, 2009
The leader of Operation Rescue says a man suspected of fatally shooting abortion doctor George Tiller is not affiliated with the anti-abortion group.
Kansas AG honored for support of national guard
June 1, 2009
Attorney General Steve Six has been honored for his support of the Kansas National Guard.
General Motors joins Chrysler in seeking Bankruptcy Court protection
June 1, 2009
General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday as part of the Obama administration’s plan to shrink the automaker to a sustainable size and give a majority ownership stake to the federal government.
Suspect in Tiller murder returned to Wichita
Attorney General orders increased security for ‘certain individuals and groups’; Operation Rescue says Roeder ‘never a member’
07:38 a.m., June 1, 2009 Updated 12:52 p.m.
A man suspected of fatally shooting abortion doctor George Tiller in church was in jail Monday while investigators sought to learn more about his background, including his possible connections to anti-abortion groups.
Moving options
Gather your friends or get out your checkbook
June 1, 2009
Good friends are great for favors now and then — and it seems they are always called on for moving day.
Baseball card collections: forgotten art?
June 1, 2009
If you are looking for baseball cards in Lawrence — and odds are you’re not — good luck.
Incoming chancellor’s colleagues congratulate Kansas
Gray-Little’s influence at North Carolina called ‘integral part’ of school’s history
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
On this 216-year-old campus in the heart of the South, there’s a low-lying stone table atop the plaza grass. Come to find out, it is much like Kansas University’s newly selected chancellor — easy to overlook but extremely meaningful.
Swimmers should know their aquatic limits
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A5
The swimming season started with joyful cries of delight last weekend as children cooled off in pools and lakes across the region. But beneath the surface of summertime’s quintessential activity lie some very serious risks.
Carrington group shines in debut
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Take 24 professional voices from around the country, hand them some of the most challenging unaccompanied choral music from the last six centuries, give them one week to rehearse and three days with the conductor, and then record a CD and film a documentary about the experience.
Nude fashion needn’t be too neutral
June 1, 2009
Nude is this summer’s hottest neutral. After wearing shades of black and grey all winter, this natural hue is refreshing.
New self-help books inspiring in troubled times
June 1, 2009
Finding a better job. Staying calm. Reinventing yourself. In these tough times, there’s a wealth of books offering the silver lining you may be desperately seeking.
Stop feeding emotions
June 1, 2009
When the going gets rough, many of us head to the fridge. True, eating a slice of double-fudge cake can temporarily distract you from your feelings, and some foods actually boost brain chemicals that make you feel better, but it’s not a good crutch to rely on.
Lions lucky, talented
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Looking back on Lawrence High’s run to the state baseball title.
Working hard for the money
Experts say Lawrence teens can find jobs despite tight market
June 1, 2009
For 18-year-old Kati Wheatley, being a lifeguard runs in the family.
Libraries no longer havens of quietude
‘Shhh’ is so passé as increased use of interactive material raises noise level
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
It’s a busy morning at the Lawrence Public Library. Children are noisily filing in, waiting to sign up for the Summer Reading Program. Parents are talking among themselves while leading their cooing toddlers to storytime, while older patrons sit huddled around a group of laptops.
That’s a lot of ball: Texas wins in 25 innings
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B1
Texas outlasted Boston College, 3-2, in 25 innings — the longest game in NCAA history.
Nadal knocked out of French Open
Soderling pulls off one biggest upsets in tennis history
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
For 31 matches, Rafael Nadal ruled the red clay of Roland Garros, boasting an unbeaten record and an unbreakable will.
KU football offers half-season packages
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
Two half-season ticket packages are now available for the 2009 Kansas University football season. The Rock package includes games against Duke (Sept. 19), Iowa State (October 10) and Oklahoma (October 24). The Chalk package includes games against Duke (Sept. 19), Southern Mississippi (September 26) and Nebraska (November 14). Each package costs $150. For more information go to kuathletics.com.
Chisox complete sweep of Royals
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B3
Even with Zack Greinke on the mound, the Royals lost to the White Sox, 7-4.
Ironman attracts military members
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
Army Maj. Neil Snyder hasn’t had a shortage of excitement during the last decade. Snyder, 32, who is stationed at Fort Leavenworth’s Command and General Staff College, has been deployed overseas five times since 2002. He served in Afghanistan twice in 2002 and has done three tours in Iraq — in 2003, 2005 and 2006.
On the record
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses and divorces granted by Douglas County District Court.
Meals on Wheels needs summer substitute drivers
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Meals on Wheels needs volunteers to serve as substitute drivers for the summer. Volunteers will deliver approximately seven meals on a route to senior citizens living throughout the Lawrence area. If you are available to help, contact 4mealsonwheels@sbcglobal.net.
Vermont Towers seeks volunteer for chair exercises
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Vermont Towers needs someone to lead chair exercises for the elderly from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The class focuses on low-impact balance and strength-building exercises, and training will be provided. If you can help all three days or just one, call Diane at 843-0047 or send e-mail to vermonttowerssc@sbcglobal.net.
Volunteers sought for landscaping
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care is looking for eight to 10 volunteers interested in helping with some landscaping needs at its Care Cottage residential and hospice care facility. Volunteers must enjoy working outdoors and be able to do light digging, mulching and planting.
Community Theatre calls for volunteers
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A4
The Lawrence Community Theatre needs volunteers to help with its show “Crazy For You,” which begins Friday and runs through June 21. Ushers, bartenders, bakers and box office volunteers are needed. Bartenders and box office volunteers should plan to be at the theater one hour before showtime, and ushers should arrive a half-hour before showtime.
Last survivor of ‘unsinkable’ Titanic dies in England at 97
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Millvina Dean, who as a baby was wrapped in a sack and lowered into a lifeboat in the frigid North Atlantic, died Sunday, having been the last survivor of 1912 sinking of the RMS Titanic. She was 97 years old, and she died where she had lived — in Southampton, England, the city her family had tried to leave behind when it took the ship’s ill-fated maiden voyage, bound for America.
General Motors plans to file for bankruptcy, White House says
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
General Motors, the humbled auto giant that has been part of American life for more than 100 years, will file for bankruptcy protection today in a deal that will give taxpayers a 60 percent ownership stake and expand the government’s reach into big business.
Wedding plans stopped, Egyptian cuts off penis
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
A 25-year-old Egyptian man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family, police reported Sunday. After unsuccessfully petitioning his father for two years to marry the girl, the man heated up a knife and sliced off his reproductive organ, said a police official.
U.S. efforts on Cuba to be tested at meeting
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
A diplomatic tug-of-war over Cuba’s outcast status in the Organization of American States takes center stage at the group’s meeting this week in Honduras, testing U.S. efforts to engage the communist nation. Numerous Latin American countries are pushing to reverse the 1962 expulsion of Cuba from the 34-country group, although the Cuban government insists it has no interest in returning.
Legal battle to reveal challenges in plan
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
A session of the Guantanamo war crimes court that began Sunday will likely show the difficulties President Barack Obama faces in changing the system and closing the prison by January. The case in question, of a Canadian charged with killing an American soldier, is stalled by infighting among lawyers.
Reports: Missile arrives at launch site
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korea has shifted its most advanced long-range missile — capable of reaching Alaska — to a new west coast launch site near the border with China, reports said today, in a move that threatens to further escalate tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Geithner says global recession losing force
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A2
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said today that the global recession seemed to be losing force but that it will be critical for the United States and China to institute major economic reforms to put the world on a more sustained footing.
Despite historic feats, Haydn plays second fiddle to Mozart
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
Mostly Mozart. Hardly Haydn. Joseph Haydn died 200 years ago Sunday, and Austria has been officially marking the occasion with hundreds of concerts, exhibitions and other events dedicated to the music and memory of one of the country’s greatest sons.
Muslims want tangible change from Obama
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B10
Respect for Islam, a prescription for Palestinian statehood and assurances of a speedy U.S. pullout from Iraq — that’s what Muslims from Morocco to Malaysia say they want to hear from President Barack Obama this week when he addresses them from this Arab capital.
U.S. sees Swat Valley fight as test of Pakistan’s mettle
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A10
Pakistan says it is close to beating the Taliban in the Swat Valley, but battlefield success alone does not equal victory: Militant commanders are still at large, local governments and police forces have been decimated and millions of residents are displaced from their homes.
Immune therapies finally working against cancer
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A1
First there was surgery, then chemotherapy and radiation. Now, doctors have overcome 30 years of false starts and found success with a fourth way to fight cancer: using the body’s natural defender, the immune system. The approach is called a cancer vaccine, although it treats the disease rather than prevents it.
King James will learn valuable lesson
June 1, 2009 in print edition on B2
There was a special bond between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the fans this season. A loss in the Eastern Conference finals to the Orlando Magic does not change that.
Brave Afghan women deserve support
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
In April, a group of brave Afghan women held a public demonstration in Kabul against a new marriage law — a law that would have reintroduced Taliban-era restrictions on women and would have legitimized marital rape. Their stand and the work of courageous women in parliament, backed by protests from Western governments and human-rights groups, led Afghan President Hamid Karzai to remand the law for further study.
Old Home Town - 100 years ago
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 1, 1909: “More than 5,000 sheep and goats were unloaded at Bismarck Grove today and will be fed there before being sent on to the Kansas City market. This was the first of a detachment of four or five trainloads to be sent here in the next few weeks for feeding.”
Old Home Town - 25 years ago
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
Mike Elwell had laid down his judge’s gavel in favor of his sculptor tools. Elwell, 41, officially left his post as Douglas County associate district judge to pursue another career, bronze sculpting, which he had done professionally for many years. Replacing him on the bench was Jean Shepherd.
Burris a sticky problem for Democrats
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
When he was elected president, Barack Obama inherited Harry Reid as the Senate majority leader; the choice was not in his hands. When the Illinois Democrat was elevated to the White House, Reid inherited Roland Burris as the Senate successor to Obama. Reid almost certainly would have preferred someone else.
Wipe it off
Forget looking pleasant on that driver’s license. American Gothic is a new requirement.
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A7
Who dreams up some of this stuff? Too many people don’t have enough to keep them productively busy or lack the guidance to channel their energy in sensible directions. The photos that are taken for driver’s licenses have long been a joke. One television performer said she went back to the examiner three times to get a better shot and the subsequent ones were so bad she was glad to settle for the original, which she thought she hated.
Pump patrol
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.39 at several stations.
Grandparents’ rights are topic of class
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Children’s Service League is offering a free presentation, “Kinship Networking: Grandparents’ Rights and Legal Options,” from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2700 Lawrence Ave. The networking class is designed to provide assistance, guidance and encouragement to parents, grandparents and other relatives who are raising children.
Lemonade sales raise cancer research funds
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A3
More than 700 volunteers, including young cancer survivors and their families, will be selling lemonade from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at Hy-Vee stores to raise money for pediatric cancer research. The effort is part of a larger organization called Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer.
Repair brick patio mortar to prevent water damage
June 1, 2009
Repairing the mortar joints between walkway or patio bricks is easier than you think.
A summer on the move
Lawrence classes, teams keep kids busy
June 1, 2009
While this season is a great time to unwind, it can also be a time of enrichment and personal growth. And as the school year comes to a close, the doors open up for a variety of activities right here in the Lawrence area.
Table trends
You’ll like these green looks while entertaining friends this summer
June 1, 2009
It’s time to fire up the grill, pack the picnic basket and head outside for some outdoor dining. For those who wish to set a fun and festive outdoor table, whether on the deck or at the lake, there are some new dinnerware items to consider.
Pet post
June 1, 2009
How to avoid dog bites.
Eminem (music review)
June 1, 2009
Every summer, some character from a past blockbuster comes back to entertain yet again. They tease with the notion that this time will be just as thrilling as the last — but usually disappoint. Last year it was Indiana Jones. This year, it’s Eminem’s Slim Shady.
True Blood’ (DVD review)
June 1, 2009
Maybe you’ve read the Charlaine Harris novels on which it’s based. Maybe the premise — publicly outed vampires fighting for acceptance as a race of people in modern-day New Orleans — intrigues you. Maybe you simply have “Twilight”-instilled vampire fever.
The Ex-Mrs. Hedge Fund’ (book review)
June 1, 2009
Holland (Holly) Talbott, her husband, Tim, and son, Miles, live in a luxury apartment with a view of parades on Fifth Avenue.
Conan is more than ready for his close-up
June 1, 2009 in print edition on A9
Conan O’Brien takes over “The Tonight Show” (10:35 p.m., NBC) after waiting five years for the job. The lanky late-night host and former “Simpsons” writer inked a deal to take over “Tonight” back in 2004. Some have worried aloud that Conan may be too quirky, too East Coast, too Harvard Lampoon, too fill-in-the-blank to successfully inherit “The Tonight Show,” a place considered the gold standard of talk since Johnny Carson took over from Jack Paar back in 1962.
Taking time for reflection benefits everyone
June 1, 2009
“Only when the clamor of the outside world is silenced will you be able to hear the deeper vibration. Listen carefully.” — Sarah Ban Breathnach
Dress up your lunch plans with a trendy tote
June 1, 2009
Bringing lunch from home is the workplace trend, but the brown bag is so yesterday.
Kids call it like they see it, usually without a filter
June 1, 2009
“You smell like ham!” This is not the type of assessment one wants to hear first thing in the morning.
Jayni’s Kitchen: Herb-crusted pork chops
June 1, 2009
Cut each pork chop in half to make two servings. Trim excess fat from the pork chops, if desired.
Recreate the ‘Sesame Street’
June 1, 2009
First lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to “Sesame Street” earlier this month to discuss nutrition and exercise with Elmo. She said it’s the best thing she’s done since her arrival in the White House.
Hole in one
Golf course superintendent lands perfect job
June 1, 2009
“My elders have taught me so much, and I’m still learning from them,” says Darin Pearson, 39, Alvamar Country Club’s private golf course superintendent.
Toddler tunes
Program offers new type of music education
June 1, 2009
Karen Abraham takes a drum down from a shelf and sets it on the floor. It doesn’t take long for the instrument to become surrounded by children — and for the room to be filled with banging sounds.