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Archive for Monday, June 15, 2009

Also from June 15

Births
Blog entries
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
June 15th severe weather in Kansas
Podcasts
Polls
Do you think that Keith Langford (KU's sixth-leading scorer all-time, 1,812 points) deserves to have his jersey hung in the rafters at Allen Fieldhouse?

Poll results

Response Percent
No
 
50%
Yes
 
38%
Undecided
 
11%
Total 1526
Are you spending more, less or the same on gifts for graduates and couples getting married as you have in the past?

Poll results

Response Percent
I’m spending less
 
53%
I’m spending the same amount
 
38%
I’m spending more
 
8%
Total 505
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Couples dance around the Burger King restaurant at 1107 W. Sixth St., which is better-known as the “BK Lounge” on Monday nights. The event draws 30 to 45 people a week, including a few musicians who play dance numbers. BK Lounge: Senior group turns local Burger King in a weekly honky-tonk joint
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1D
Marge Rocker can’t sit still any longer.
6:00 a.m.
Luke Bell pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line after winning the Ironman 70.3 Kansas on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Clinton Lake.Luke Bell pumps his fist as he crosses the finish line during the Kansas Ironman competition on Sunday, June 14, 2009, at Clinton Lake. Bell, Wellington take home Ironman crowns
June 14, 2009 in print edition on 1B
The top of the leaderboard at this year’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas had a very foreign flavor to it, as Australia’s Luke Bell and the United Kingdom’s Chrissie Wellington won the event in their respective categories.
10:00 a.m.
David Bailey, front, stains some boards while Aaron Phlipot and Diana Bailey, fellow workers at Krizman Carpentry and Construction, do some finish work on a new bar to be called Dynamite Saloon at Buffalo Bob’s, 719 Mass. Renovations to downtown buildings can require thousands of dollars worth of surveys, a process that has been brought to city commissioners’ attention. Startup costs for businesses reviewed
June 15, 2009 in print edition on 1A
In the commercial real estate business, some deals go down the toilet. In downtown Lawrence, though, it seems some deals get threatened by the toilet itself.
2:00 p.m.
Matt Weidenbach, Lawrence, runs a computer test on a breathalyzer after doing an ignition interlock installation on a vehicle at Ace Bail Bonds Inc. on Thursday. A bill that was introduced in the Kansas House in the last session would make it mandatory for those convicted of a DUI to use an ignition interlock system. Legislature breathes life into revision of Kansas DUI law
June 15, 2009 in print edition on 3A
It’s closing time at a Lawrence bar, and one patron who’s had a few too many desperately searches for someone who is sober enough to breathe into his ignition interlock device in order to get his car started. He eventually gives up and walks home.
6:00 p.m.
Ties that bind: Longtime tradition takes a fashion hit
June 14, 2009
Most of the neckties in Brad Finkeldei’s closet are getting pretty lonely. He has about 50, but he’s only worn about 10 of them in the past year.

All stories

Lucky? Legendary? Difference slight
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B2
Coaches and managers, like quarterbacks and presidents, receive too much credit when all goes well and too much blame when the results turn south.
Kentucky’s Meeks will turn pro
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kentucky top scorer Jodie Meeks has decided to leave the Wildcats and remain in consideration for the NBA Draft.
Common Cents: Gardening on a budget
June 15, 2009
Zeroscape gardening can help save time and money.
6News Top Six
June 15, 2009
The top six area sports plays from the past week.
Area golfers invited to tee off with Bill Self
June 15, 2009
Once again, it’s time for Bill Self’s annual golf tournament.
Jefferson County 911 back in service
09:52 p.m., June 15, 2009 Updated 01:02 a.m.
Jefferson County 911 land lines have been restored after going dead for more than three hours.
Teacher accusing district of political firing gets grievance hearing
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
A Lawrence High School teacher who says his conservative political beliefs led to his contract not being renewed for a second year had a hearing with district officials Monday.
Collins to skip USA basketball team trials
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University senior point guard Sherron Collins will not be attending USA Basketball’s World University Games Team Trials, Collins said Monday at Bill Self’s basketball camp in Horejsi Center.
KU’s Afenir signs with Yankees
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas University catcher Buck Afenir, who just finished his senior season as a member of the Kansas University baseball team, signed a free agent contract this week with the New York Yankees’ organization.
Homeless shelter seeks to expand capacity at existing location
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A1
The closing of an overflow homeless shelter in downtown has the city’s main shelter at 10th and Kentucky streets looking to temporarily double in size.
Police investigating rape in north central Lawrence
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
Lawrence police are investigating a May 19 rape in north central Lawrence, where a 35-year-old woman said she woke up to an attacker assaulting her, a police spokeswoman said Monday.
Police seek suspects in string of robberies near KU campus
01:31 p.m., June 15, 2009 Updated 02:32 p.m. in print edition on A3
The Kansas University Public Safety Office has released sketches of two men who may have been involved in three robberies near campus early Saturday morning.
Commissioners want to create position to examine energy efficiency and promote county
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
A new joint city-county position to examine energy efficiency and promote Douglas County to green energy companies has gained backing from a divided County Commission.
Annual St. John’s Fiesta nears again
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
It began as a small fundraiser in the church basement with a boom box and a burrito make. Now, 28 years later, there’s no boom box at St. John’s annual Mexican Fiesta, but there are plenty of burritos and a whole lot of music.
T to offer free rides on Thursday
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Lawrence Transit System will offer free rides on all its fixed-route buses Thursday, as part of National Dump the Pump Day.
Thornburgh bowing out of governor’s race
11:27 a.m., June 15, 2009 Updated 04:47 p.m. in print edition on A1
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh announced Monday morning that he will not run for governor in 2010.
Career Connection event offers help to job-seekers on Tuesday
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
People looking for work can find help Tuesday at Community Career Connection, set for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pinnacle Career Institute, 1601 W. 23rd St., Suite 200, in Lawrence.
Fewer students in Kansas choosing to study abroad
June 15, 2009
Some Kansas universities are seeing a drop in the number of students choosing to study abroad this season.
Prairie Band plans to add golf course to its casino
08:14 a.m., June 15, 2009 Updated 02:26 p.m.
The Prairie Band Potawatomi tribe is going into the golf course business.
Pump patrol
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several stations.
Alumni ask papers to remove degrading content
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
As personal information becomes more and more available online, student newspapers across the country are dealing with requests from alumni to remove embarrassing information from Web sites.
City Commission agenda: Shelter’s future to be discussed
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A5
City commissioners will discuss the future of the Lawrence Community Shelter.
Martin claims third win of season
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B2
The most surprised person to find Mark Martin in Victory Lane at Michigan International Speedway was the driver himself.
Media under attack in Latin America
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
Here’s the most immediate threat to democracy in the Americas: a concerted move by authoritarian leaders to silence independent media throughout the region.
Empower your kids through responsibility
June 15, 2009
Would you like to improve your teen’s chances of succeeding in life? If so, teach him or her how to tackle responsibility.
Horoscopes
June 15, 2009
This week’s birthdays: It’s your year to blow past limits. You see a potential in yourself that you didn’t before and go for it. Some basic barriers between you and perfect health will be lifted within the next four weeks. You’ll be able to sleep better, deal with stress better and your digestion improves, too. You act in wonderfully spontaneous ways in July. A relationship deepens as you work on projects together. An adventure begins at the end of August. Your family will support you through change in October
Caring soul: Baker professor mixes love of nursing, teaching
June 15, 2009
Loanne Martin, assistant professor and program manager at Baker University’s School of Nursing, was unexpectedly inspired by a mean-spirited teacher in Holland, Mich.
On the record
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued.
Veteran’s performance inspiring
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B5
Retired Maj. Anthony Smith didn’t finish Ironman 70.3 Kansas, but he might have been the biggest winner.
Kobe, L.A. reign again
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA title with a 99-86 victory over the Magic.
Obama presses doctors to back health care overhaul
June 15, 2009 in print edition on C8
President Barack Obama bluntly told doctors Monday he opposes their highest legislative priority — limiting malpractice awards — and got a smattering of boos from an audience he was here to court for his health care overhaul plan.
U.S. department of education offers States math, reading stimulus
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A1
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is offering federal cash incentives to achieve one of his priorities: developing national standards for reading and math to replace a current hodgepodge of benchmarks in the states.
Legislature breathes life into revision of Kansas DUI law
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
It’s closing time at a Lawrence bar, and one patron who’s had a few too many desperately searches for someone who is sober enough to breathe into his ignition interlock device in order to get his car started. He eventually gives up and walks home.
Motorcycle group to visit Vermont Towers
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
Members of the Kansas Short Grass Motorcycle Club will be hosts to their first Invitational Motorcycle Sidewalk Show between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday at the Vermont Towers parking lot at 11th and Vermont streets.
Telltale signs give away lack of restful sleep
June 15, 2009
I was on my way to work and thinking to myself, “Hopefully, expectations are running low today.”
Boys and Girls Club plans community party
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence will have a community Juneteenth celebration on Friday at Broken Arrow Park, 31st and Louisiana streets.
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters wins award
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters Inc. was awarded the Quality Agency Recognition Award on Wednesday at the organization’s national conference in Miami.
Pioneer Ridge plans new rehab therapy center
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A3
Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community plans to open Lawrence’s first post-acute rehabilitation facility.
Protesters, police face off again
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Iranian government stepped up its crackdown on supporters of presidential challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi on Sunday as violent protests continued for a second day over the disputed result of Friday’s presidential election.
NASA repairing leak on space shuttle fuel tank
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
NASA is repairing a leaky hydrogen gas line on Endeavour’s fuel tank in hopes of launching the shuttle on its space station construction mission Wednesday, four days after the first try was called off.
Son of alleged museum shooter shows remorse
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
The son of the man accused of killing a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum said Sunday that his father had long burdened his family with his white supremacist views and that he wishes his father would have died in the shooting instead.
Ruler departs for U.S. for missile summit
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
South Korea’s president said today that the country’s alliance with the United States is key to resolving North Korea’s nuclear and missile threats as he flew to Washington for a summit with President Barack Obama.
Several teens injured in van crash in Cascades
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
The Washington State Patrol said a van carrying 12 members of a youth group and a driver crashed on Blewett Pass in the Cascade Range, injuring several people.
Netanyahu sets conditions for Palestinian peace talks
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a speech seen as a test of Obama administration influence, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday offered conditional support for the establishment of a Palestinian state and refused to bring a halt to divisive expansion of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.
Experts debate pace of economic recovery
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A1
In the economists’ version of “Are we there yet?” — as in arriving at the economic recovery — Kansas may be in for a long trip, at least according to one report.
Startup costs for businesses reviewed
City concerned rules prohibitive, especially for downtown stores
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A1
In the commercial real estate business, some deals go down the toilet. In downtown Lawrence, though, it seems some deals get threatened by the toilet itself.
Woman arrested for felony theft
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 35-year-old Lawrence woman was arrested Sunday evening on charges of theft totaling more than $1,000.
ESL class needs speaking partners
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A4
The English as a second language program at Plymouth Congregational Church desperately needs teachers and conversation partners for students of all English levels.
Raiders salvage finale
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Lawrence Raiders finished off the Mizzou Classic with a victory Sunday. The Raiders defeated the Rawlings Stars, 8-7, for their first win in the six-game tournament.
Mississippi governor tests 2012 GOP waters
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A6
If the Republican Party is in danger of being marginalized as a conservative, white male Southern enclave, is Haley Barbour — longtime Washington power broker and Mississippi governor — the best person to turn things around?
No ‘gentlemen’
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: During the past two weeks, murders of an abortion doctor at a church in Wichita and of a security guard at The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., have attracted much concern regarding our citizens taking the law into their own hands and executing innocent people.
Fair is fair
Let’s hope a local restaurant owner is successful in his legal action in a false ID case.
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A7
The owner of a Lawrence restaurant has done something that should have been started a long time ago.
Michelle Obama, girls royally treated to tour of London palace, gardens
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
First came the hug, then a guided tour of Buckingham Palace.
Celebrity dish
June 15, 2009
Yes, they were singing in the rain. Thousands of “American Idol” hopefuls braved showers and unseasonable cold winds Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., with the hopes of becoming the show’s next star.
Tiny-K’s big impact
June 15, 2009
Two-year-old Charlie Simpson seemed to be an ordinary child. He had developed motor skills ahead of schedule, but his parents noticed that he didn’t appear to be on par verbally. “People told us not to worry about it,” says Charlie’s mother, Pamela.
18-year-old charged in cat mutilations
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A2
A teenager faces charges in a gruesome string of cat mutilations and killings that have horrified his neighbors and shaken animal lovers in two South Florida communities.
Summer style, straight from space
June 15, 2009
An onslaught of space-age fashion kept the catwalk lively at the West 18th Street Fashion Show. Models with headgear-like jewelry, texture-rich jumpsuits and green body paint were nothing out of the ordinary in the June 5 show, which took place in downtown Kansas City.
Dressed for a night at the Casbah: Harem pants back in vogue
June 15, 2009
When harem pants came down the runways at Chloe and Alexander McQueen for spring 2009, they somehow glided past the cartoony pop culture associations (Barbara Eden’s Jeannie in the ’60s, MC Hammer’s ’80s gold) to help define summer’s effortlessly slouchy look.
Moderation key to 100-year lifestyle
June 15, 2009
In today’s society, people are now living longer than previous generations. Eric Plasker, author of “The 100 Year Lifestyle,” shares his suggestions to achieve a way of life that will not only increase longevity, but also the quality of life.
Music services offer deals
June 15, 2009
People have a lot of experience renting movies — from video stores, Netflix and on-demand from the cable company. But other than satellite radio, the concept of renting music for a monthly fee hasn’t really caught on in the United States. Even in this tough economy, only about 2 million customers now subscribe to the three leading services (Rhapsody, Napster and Microsoft’s Zune Pass) that offer unlimited access to millions of user-selected tracks and albums for a single monthly fee.
Protect your fence or deck with waterproofing process
June 15, 2009
If your wooden deck or fence is over a year old and beginning to show signs of aging, take an afternoon to refresh it with some oil or stain.
100 years ago: Lawrence bride weds NYC news manager
June 15, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 15, 1909: An unusually romantic wedding in which Lawrence people will be greatly interested was that of Margaret Rohe of Lawrence to Roy Howard of New York City, general news manager of the United Press Assn.
40 years ago: Civil rights groups concerned by law enforcement expansion
June 15, 2009
The expansion of law enforcement powers to deal with campus disturbances in Kansas upset some civil rights people, including the ACLU. Local, state and state highway personnel were given new authority by Kansas Atty. Gen. Kent Frizzell in the aftermath of various troubles. Earlier, only campus officers had jurisdiction for on-campus happenings but the new ruling allowed all officers to get involved.
25 years ago: Blacksmith displays skills
June 15, 2009
Jim Kanthak of DeSoto was getting all the business he could handle in his rare job of blacksmith (farrier) as he took care of all the animals in town for the Sunflower Benefit Horse Show.
Get your checkup: Women will need to schedule more visits than men, doctor says
June 15, 2009
If you are fit and eat right, how often should you see a doctor? That depends on a variety of things, including gender, age and family history.
Being a good sport
June 15, 2009
Some moms walk around with their score pads. Some dads latch onto the fence behind home plate. Other parents watch intently from the bleachers as their children — as young as 6 — play competitive baseball.
Library top 10
June 15, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of June 2 through June 8.
Glorious Grains: Whole Grain Recipes with Nutrition Educator Susan Krumm
June 15, 2009
Tutti Frutti Rice Salad
Serious barbecue
June 15, 2009
Barbecue enthusiasts get very touchy when people confuse their craft of slowly melting meat to succulence with the act of mere grilling, that is, slapping protein onto well-oiled grates.
First Aid for bee stings
June 15, 2009
Ah, summertime, when everything is buzzing — especially the bees. If you’re allergic to bee stings, this might not be your favorite time of year. But if you’ve never been stung by a bee, how do you know if you’re allergic?
Credit card hackers exploit weaknesses in security rules
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A10
Every time you swipe your credit card and wait for the transaction to be approved, sensitive data including your name and account number are ferried from store to bank through computer networks, each step a potential opening for hackers.
Gosselin-mania may divulge more about us than the subjects
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A9
Two TLC shows join forces as the Teutels from “American Choppers” (7 p.m., TLC) visit the Gosselins on “Jon & Kate Plus 8” (8 p.m., TLC).
Artist who made LOVE image to have EAT sign on display
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A9
Robert Indiana never saw his oversized EAT sign illuminated after it went up at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.
Horoscopes
June 15, 2009 in print edition on A9
For Monday, June 15: This year, watch for a discrepancy between your actions and your words. If you are single, establishing a relationship will require detachment. An unusual person walks into your life. If you are attached, the two of you might bond more closely from a workshop together or a long-coveted trip.
Royals, Bannister baffle Reds
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B3
It was daytime, which is Brian Bannister’s time.
It’s time to think tribute
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
Patches for Kansas University and Lawrence High athletes honoring Bob Frederick seem a fitting tribute.
KU hoops players welcome Johnson
June 15, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas University basketball players have been welcoming to newcomer Elijah Johnson.