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Behind the Lens - Photographer Not Camera The day in photos, June 10, 2009
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Polls
Have you ever attended a drive-in movie?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
88%
No
 
11%
Total 1044
What do you think of the KU football team's 2010 non-conference schedule?

Poll results

Response Percent
Just right
 
66%
Too easy
 
23%
Too hard
 
5%
Undecided
 
3%
Total 1028
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Lawrence High School Students board buses in this 2009 photo. Board cuts $355K more from schools
June 9, 2009 in print edition on 5A
The Lawrence school board cut another $355,000 from its 2009-2010 budget at its meeting Monday night, bringing the grand total of reductions to more than $2.5 million.
6:00 a.m.
James Kelley and his wife, Shawn, Pomona, look over baby toys in the Lawrence Memorial Hospital gift shop before a visit to their doctor. The couple are expecting twin boys this month. James received a life-saving bone marrow transplant in 2002. Lawrence resident’s bone marrow donation gives girl second chance at life
June 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Lawrence resident Lynn Wilson-Bruce was in Kansas City seven years ago when she and her sister heard a plea on the radio.
10:00 a.m.
Lea Currie, head of collection development for KU libraries, displays a copy of a book from the Watson Library collection that was stripped of several pages. The folio book was on the archeology of Delphi, one of the most important sites of ancient Greece. Rare books at KU’s Watson Library targeted by vandals
June 9, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Thieves are ripping off Kansas University’s Watson Library, tearing apart books filled with ancient and expensive artwork, taking what’s valuable and leaving destruction behind.
2:00 p.m.
Hugh Griggs, 2, and his nanny, Sarah Nelson, both of Lawrence, check out a ferret with other children at the Prairie Park Nature Center in this file photo from February. Users of the nature center might be faced with higher user fees in 2010. City looks at stiffer fees, fines
June 9, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Users of the city’s Prairie Park Nature Center and the South Park Wading Pool likely will be asked to help the city’s budget a dollar at a time.
6:00 p.m.
Cheryl Miller, a Lawrence life coach, feels that removing clutter from your house and purchasing used items rather than new are two simple ways of taking a proactive role in a greener lifestyle. Green families tout clutter-free lives
June 10, 2009
One day last year, Dave Bruno looked around his house and realized that for a man who had spent years trying to live simply, he had an incredible amount of “stuff.” “It got me motivated to come up with this harebrained idea. Is it possible to exist in American suburbia and truly not have a lot of excessive stuff?” he said.

All stories

Osborne staying as Nebraska AD
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Former coach Tom Osborne is sticking around as Nebraska’s athletic director. The 72-year-old Osborne had indicated he would step down when his contract expires in summer 2010. But the university said Wednesday that Osborne had agreed to stay.
Students buckle down at summer school
June 10, 2009
This summer, city high school students are working to regain lost school credits.
2,000 competitors expected for the 2009 edition of Ironman 70.3 Kansas
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
Organizers of the second Ironman 70.3 Kansas say many eyes will be on Lawrence and Clinton State Park this weekend as 2,000 triathletes swim, bike and run in Douglas County.
6News staffers to help with fan collection
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Here’s a chance to help less-fortunate people beat the heat this summer.
Roberts wants Biden to see examples of wasteful stimulus spending while on trip to Kansas
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts wants Vice President Joe Biden to extend a visit to Kansas to see what Roberts calls wasteful spending of federal stimulus dollars.
Old school
Thomas’ 33 points lead alumni to victory
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Billy Thomas saw no need to talk any trash — or even pump his fist — during a remarkable 33-point explosion that carried Kansas University’s alumni team to a 67-52 victory over the current Jayhawks on Wednesday at Horejsi Center.
Wounded soldiers awarded medals
Fort Leavenworth event honors soldiers who were wounded
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Sara Jean-Baptiste already knew her husband was her hero, but she was glad to see him recognized on Wednesday by others.
Morningstar out 4-6 weeks with stress fracture
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University junior basketball guard Brady Morningstar had surgery Tuesday to repair a stress fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot.
Lawrencian gives old bicycles new life
June 10, 2009
Give Eric Farnsworth a welding kit and some metal, and he can turn just about anything into something. From a foot-propelled ice cream maker to a lawn-mowing bicycle, Farnsworth has transformed dozens of Lawrence’s abandoned bicycles into both practical and artistic creations.
May real estate numbers looking up locally, but market still trending downward
Market still a long way from a positive trend, outgoing appraiser says
03:26 p.m., June 10, 2009 Updated 05:31 p.m. in print edition on A3
Douglas County’s May real estate numbers looked somewhat better than they did in April, but the market was still far from showing a positive trend, County Appraiser Marion Johnson said Wednesday.
Local officials question survey results showing decrease in homeless population
Lawrence statistic especially dramatic, but officials urge caution in interpreting findings
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A1
A report released Wednesday shows a startling decrease in the number of homeless people in Kansas, especially in Lawrence, but community officials say the statistics need further review.
Tax incentives cut costs of green living
June 10, 2009
Sure the green alternative can be the one that costs you more. But a number of tax credits have been approved to help ease the gap.
Maurices clothing store leaves downtown Lawrence for South Iowa Street location
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B7
Maurices, a longtime downtown retailer of women’s clothing, has closed its store at 739 Mass. in preparation for a move to South Iowa Street.
Two KU baseball players drafted
Narodowski taken in 15th round by Arizona; Hall selected in 25th round by Yankees
01:26 p.m., June 10, 2009 Updated 03:31 p.m. in print edition on B1
On Wednesday, the second day of the 2009 Major League Baseball amateur draft, Kansas University shortstop David Narodowski learned of his professional fate much the way baseball fans across the country did — by calling up MLB.com’s live draft tracker and watching the drama play out one pick at a time.
Police: 2 people shot inside Holocaust Museum
01:07 p.m., June 10, 2009 Updated 05:02 p.m. in print edition on A2
An elderly gunman, said by authorities to have a violent and virulently anti-Semitic past, stepped inside the crowded U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum on Wednesday, opened fire with a rifle and fatally wounded a security guard before being shot by other officers.
Green families tout clutter-free lives
San Diego Web editor cuts belongings to 100
June 10, 2009
One day last year, Dave Bruno looked around his house and realized that for a man who had spent years trying to live simply, he had an incredible amount of “stuff.” “It got me motivated to come up with this harebrained idea. Is it possible to exist in American suburbia and truly not have a lot of excessive stuff?” he said.
Abortion foes interested in purchasing Tiller’s clinic
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
The group that tried for years to put slain abortion provider Dr. George Tiller out of business is interested in buying his now-closed clinic in Wichita, its president said, but an attorney for the doctor rejected the idea as a publicity stunt.
El Dorado man plans to challenge Praeger for insurance commissioner position
June 10, 2009
The owner of a south-central Kansas insurance company plans to kick off a campaign next week for insurance commissioner.
KU releases 2010 football schedule
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
A non-conference home game against Georgia Tech is one of the highlights of the 2010 Kansas football schedule released Wednesday by the university.
June’s hot topics
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Notes, more notes and a few comments while wondering how many autographs Bill Self signs annually. …
Nothing stops determined triathlete
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Mike Gallardo easily could have given up.
Royals select Mizzou’s Crow
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B6
With the 12th overall pick in the baseball draft Tuesday night, Kansas City took pitcher Aaron Crow, who grew up in Kansas, played for Missouri and loves the Royals.
Publishing vets seek to start newspaper in Detroit
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
Detroit’s two daily newspapers have reduced home delivery because of declining revenue and increased costs. But two veteran publishers see a void to fill — one that still flops onto people’s front steps seven days a week.
People in the news
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
A red notebook of 33 pencil drawings by Pablo Picasso has been stolen from a specially locked glass case in the Paris museum that bears the painter’s name, authorities said Tuesday.
Horoscopes
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Tuesday, June 9: This year, the unexpected remains a theme. Just when you think you have a sure thing, you discover otherwise. How you deal with someone reflects many unanticipated ups and downs. If you are single, a relationship becomes more important than in the past. If you are attached, work on relating about changing issues and situations more often.
Kaun enjoys life in Russia
Former KU center back in town for camp
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Sasha Kaun is living the good life back in his native Russia. In his first season as a member of the tradition-rich CSKA Moscow team, the 24-year-old former Kansas University basketball center received the following…
Southern Cal coach Floyd resigns
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
Tim Floyd resigned as basketball coach at Southern California on Tuesday following allegations that he give $1,000 in cash to a man who helped steer former star player O.J. Mayo to the Trojans.
Orlando back in it
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B3
Missing for two games, Orlando found its Magic touch.
Cowboys’ owner must be kidding
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B2
In the beginning, 1989, Troy Aikman looked good in the shower.
Save money and cool your home
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
The new federal tax credit might be making you think of adding central air or upgrading your system.
Public invasions just not normal
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
We’ll discuss Susan Boyle’s mental state in a moment, but first let me show my ignorance.
What do I do with … kohlrabi
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Quick quiz. Kohlrabi is a:
Backpack program sends kids to school in style
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
It was just a Hannah Montana backpack, but it made one 10-year-old girl proud on the first day of school. She received the backpack stuffed with her school supplies from the annual school kit program at the Ballard Community Center.
Raiders-Sluggers game washed out
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
For the second time during the first week of their season, the Lawrence Raiders had a Tuesday night home game canceled because of rain.
Ex-KU golfers compete in U.S. Open qualifying
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B5
Former Kansas University golfers Chris Thompson and Ryan Vermeer also advanced to the sectional portion of U.S. Open qualifying on Monday, along with ex-Jayhawk Gary Woodland.
Palau to take Uighur detainees
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The remote Pacific island nation of Palau says it has agreed to a U.S. request to temporarily resettle up to 17 Chinese Muslims now held at the Guantanamo Bay detention center on Cuba.
First Guantanamo inmate in U.S. court pleads not guilty
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Slightly built with a wispy goatee, occasionally smiling as he spoke to his lawyer, the Guantanamo detainee didn’t seem very threatening.
Gary Bedore’s KU Basketball Notebook
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B6
KU’s Sherron Collins (ankle sprain) and Travis Releford (skin irritation) may not play in today’s Bill Self camp game between current and former players.
Gettin’ their kicks
City soccer players making transition to football field
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
Phwap, thump, whack, thud. All are sounds that can be made when kicking a football but only one matches the melody that place-kickers hope to hear.
Suicide bombers strike luxury hotel
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Suicide attackers shot their way past guards and set off a massive blast outside a luxury hotel where foreigners and well-to-do Pakistanis mixed, killing at least 11 people and wounding 70, officials said.
China plans new terracotta warrior dig
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
China plans to excavate more of the life-size terracotta warriors at the famed ancient tomb of the country’s first emperor, an official newspaper said today.
WHO may declare swine flu pandemic soon
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The World Health Organization said Tuesday a spike in swine flu cases in Australia may push it to finally announce the first flu pandemic in 41 years. It also expressed concern about an unusual rise in severe illness from the disease in Canada.
House passes ‘clunkers’ plan to boost car sales
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
The House on Tuesday approved a “cash for clunkers” bill that aims to boost new auto sales by allowing consumers to turn in their gas-guzzling cars and trucks for vouchers worth up to $4,500 toward more fuel-efficient vehicles.
2 killed, dozens hurt in Slim Jim plant blast
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A2
Two workers died when an explosion tore through a Slim Jim meat products plant in North Carolina on Tuesday, punching holes in the building’s roof and blowing employees off their feet.
Commodities
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Chicago Board of Trade: Agriculture futures were higher Tuesday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Dealership going forward without Chrysler
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Junior Brubeck is down to his last new Chrysler vehicle — a 2009 Dodge Ram quad-cab pickup, one equipped “with every possible option we build on it.”
AAA: Gas prices may continue to rise
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
While the reasons are numerous and complex — decelerating job cuts, rising oil prices, drains in refinery activity, increasing demand in Asia — the result is painfully simple for drivers in the Lawrence area, Jim Hanni says.
Employers in running for Freedom Award
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Blue Sky Satellite, Johnson County Med Act and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, all Kansas employers, have been selected as semi-finalists for the 2009 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Physical therapists attend course
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Physical therapists Heather Shire, Nami Stone and Cari Everhart attended the education course “Pregnancy and Postpartum: Clinical Highlights” Feb. 28-29 at St. Luke’s Northland Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The course was taught by physical therapist Hollis Herman.
Airlines replace monitors
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A6
Airlines moved quickly Tuesday to replace speed monitors like those suspected of feeding false information to the computers on Air France Flight 447 and possibly leading the plane to break up over the Atlantic Ocean.
Nominations taken for diversity award
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
Nominations for the Jayhawk Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management’s 2009 Corporate Diversity Award must be submitted to Amy H. Carr by June 26.
Police respond to robbery at community center
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A4
Lawrence police were called to a report of a robbery early Tuesday evening at the Lawrence Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.
Royals’ ship sinking
K.C. last in Central after 8-4 setback
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B1
It has been 63 days since the Cleveland Indians were anywhere but last in the Central Division. Mark DeRosa’s grand slam in the seventh inning changed all of that.
Water-line replacement to affect Iowa Street traffic
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A5
Motorists and residents on portions of Iowa Street should begin preparing for a major water-line replacement project that will slow traffic and scar yards.
Army Corps orders thousands of trees chopped down
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A7
The Army Corps of Engineers is on a mission to chop down every tree in the country that grows within 15 feet of a levee — including oaks and sycamores in Louisiana, willows in Oklahoma and cottonwoods in California.
Court to let sale go forward
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A8
The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for Chrysler’s partnership with Italy’s Fiat, rejecting an appeal by a trio of Indiana pension and construction funds, consumer groups and others to block the automaker’s sale.
Van Go selling fundraiser tickets
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
Van Go Mobile Arts Inc. will be hosting its sixth annual What Floats Your Boat fundraiser from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 20 at the Clinton Lake Marina.
Pump patrol
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.43 at Presto, 602 W. Ninth St.
Indians challenge Peru government
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
The Aguaruna Indians have a well-earned reputation as warriors. In pre-Columbian times they successfully resisted Inca subjugation. And during Peru’s 1995 border war with Ecuador, they served as guides for the army.
Scientists: Global warming has changed oceans
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
In Washington state, oysters in some areas haven’t reproduced for four years, and preliminary evidence suggests that the increasing acidity of the ocean could be the cause. In the Gulf of Mexico, falling oxygen levels in the water have forced shrimp to migrate elsewhere.
Fisherman hooks test missile in Gulf waters
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
A commercial fisherman unveiled a curious catch when he returned from an expedition through the Gulf of Mexico this week: A corroded missile that had been fired from an F-15 fighter jet.
Pro-life protest
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: When that lunatic shot Dr. Tiller, I knew that some abortion rights activists would use it as an excuse to try to silence those of us in the pro-life movement. But we won’t be silenced.
Mongolia ‘06
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: Our family was most interested to learn about Mike Gaus and Andrew Schmidt’s planned participation in the Mongol Rally. Our son, Justin Wood, a friend of Mike’s older brother, Matt, drove the third Mongol Rally in July 2006.
U.S. built on power of the individual
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
A statue of Ronald Reagan was unveiled last week in the U.S. Capitol rotunda at a time when many Republicans, and even some conservatives, think Reagan’s ideas are passé. Before moving on, Republicans, and those conservatives who don’t want to “live in the past,” should be asked what better ideas they have to offer.
Charitable gifts fell in 2008
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A10
Charitable giving by Americans fell by 2 percent in 2008 as the recession took root, only the second year-to-year decline in more than a half-century, according to an authoritative annual survey released today.
Election influence
Elected officials are inherently responsible to voters, but elected judges and justices have to draw the line on election influence.
June 10, 2009 in print edition on A9
From time to time groups in Kansas will launch efforts to require the election of judges at either the district court or state level.
Garlic breadsticks off the grill in minutes
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
Those garlicky, buttery, crispy, chewy breadsticks you love at the pizza shop are easy to make at home, too.
Save your sugar snap peas
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C1
We have a bumper crop of sugar snap peas this year. What’s the process for blanching and freezing them?
Buckle Inc. names Lawrence manager
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B9
The Buckle Inc. has named MaKayla Zoerb manager of its Lawrence store, 805 Mass.
Megachurch attendees tend to be younger
June 10, 2009 in print edition on C10
Despite their reputation as symbols of baby-boomer America, Protestant megachurches attract a younger crowd and more singles than the average Protestant church, according to large-scale study released Tuesday.
Will well-behaved ‘Masters’ bore fans?
June 10, 2009 in print edition on B8
“Top Chef Masters” (9 p.m., Bravo) offers a tip of the toque to “Iron Chef,” pitting 24 world-famous chefs against each other in weekly competitions.