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Hundreds turn out for Lawrence career event
‘Just keep networking. Just keep talking, applying’
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
Kevin Stewart figures he’s submitted up to 100 job applications during the past three months, leading to plenty of handshakes and a half-dozen interviews without a single employment offer.
Sunflower Broadband Channel 6,, to carry Bob Frederick’s memorial live
June 16, 2009
Services for former Kansas University athletic director Bob Frederick are set for 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Lied Center on KU’s west campus.
Improvements considered for Douglas County Fairgrounds
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
It might soon become a little easier for visitors to find their way around the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds.
Shawnee man pleads guilty in death of KU grad student from France
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
A Shawnee man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated battery in a February accident that claimed the life of a Kansas University graduate student from France.
LMH offers driver-safety course
June 16, 2009
Lawrence Memorial Hospital will have an AARP driver safety program specifically designed for mature drivers.
Poll: Moran, Tiahrt neck-and-neck in GOP race for U.S. Senate
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
U.S. Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are essentially running even in a recent poll for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by fellow Republican Sam Brownback.
Grant Township residents may see large property tax increase for fire protection
Cost of protection may boost property taxes
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lawrence City Hall leaders are seeking a 92 percent increase in the amount of money Grant Township, the rural area north of North Lawrence, pays the city to have the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical department serve as the township’s fire-fighting force.
Territorial Days celebration planned for this month
June 16, 2009
The annual Historic LeCompton Territorial Days celebration will be June 26-27.
KU student killed in car accident near El Dorado
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
Kansas University student Daniel S. Persons, 19, died Sunday morning in a traffic accident east of El Dorado.
Ex-husband, two children detained in connection with attack
Custody dispute was ongoing at time of alleged attack
11:09 a.m., June 16, 2009 Updated 07:02 a.m. in print edition on A1
Police arrested a 15-year-old Lawrence boy and his 60-year-old father early Tuesday on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder in connection with an attack on the boy’s mother.
McLouth plans annual July 4 fireworks display
June 16, 2009
McLouth residents will be able to enjoy the city’s annual fireworks display from the Stan Bracksick Sports Complex beginning at about 9:45 p.m. July 4.
Summer series for seniors continues in July
June 16, 2009
A summer series is offering information about issues concerning seniors and caregivers during lunchtime on Thursdays.
KU’s Narodowski signs with Arizona Diamondbacks
June 16, 2009
Kansas junior shortstop David Narodowski has signed a contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks and will not return to KU for his senior season.
All watches and warnings for the area canceled, expired
Strong line of storms moves through, leaving many some without power
12:00 a.m., June 16, 2009 Updated 09:48 a.m.
As of this morning, all weather watches that were in effect for Douglas County have expired or been canceled. The flash flood warning for Leavenworth, Wyandotte and Johnson counties remains in effect.
Triathlon winner praises Dog Days
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
The hundreds of attendees of “Red Dog’s Dog Days,” Lawrence’s own community workout, know that when Don “Red Dog” Gardner interrupts the workout there is something important to say.
Frederick generous, respected
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
It must seem like everyone on the Journal-World sports staff has written something about Bob Frederick since his tragic death in that bicycle accident late last week.
Bond raised to $20M in Tiller slaying
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
The bond for the suspect in the shooting death of Dr. George Tiller is now up to $20 million.
Ironman 70.3 Kansas notebook
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B3
One of the top female team finishers from Sunday’s Ironman 70.3 Kansas featured two local competitors.
More than a cheerleader
Former Jayhawk Langford prefers playing in Russia to sitting on NBA bench
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Keith Langford still hopes to someday play in the NBA.
Pump patrol
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.55 at several locations.
Get teens on board for happier vacation
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C2
There’s only one thing worse than a cranky 2-year-old when you’re on vacation, and that’s a cranky teenager.
Military academies report application jump
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C10
Applications have surged at the nation’s three top military academies as tough economic times coincide with stepped-up recruiting efforts by the Army, Navy and Air Force schools, making the prospect of free college and a steady job look sweeter.
Budig: Frederick leaves rich tradition
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B1
Back in 1987, Kansas University chancellor Gene Budig wasted little time in hiring a replacement for athletic director Monte Johnson, who had resigned.
Speed of vote count called suspicious
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
How do you count almost 40 million handwritten paper ballots in a matter of hours and declare a winner? That’s a key question in Iran’s disputed presidential election.
Hundreds of thousands protest Iran election; 7 reported killed
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
In a massive outpouring reminiscent of the Islamic Revolution three decades ago, hundreds of thousands of Iranians streamed through the capital Monday, and the fist-waving protesters denounced President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s claim to victory in a disputed election.
AIG: Ex-leader plundered retirement plan
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
The former top executive of American International Group Inc. plundered an AIG retirement program of billions of dollars because he was angry at being forced out of the company, a lawyer for AIG told jurors Monday at the start of a civil trial.
CIA chief says Cheney ‘wishing’ for attack
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama administration’s approach to terrorism almost suggests “he’s wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point.”
Britain to conduct Iraq war inquiry
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown authorized a long-awaited inquiry into the Iraq war on Monday, but defied requests from bereaved families and campaigners to hold sessions in public.
Judge: Suspect in killing can’t appear
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
A white supremacist accused of fatally shooting a security guard at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is in no condition to appear in court, a federal judge ruled Monday.
Obama: Italy to take 3 Guantanamo detainees
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Italy has agreed to accept three detainees from Guantanamo Bay, President Barack Obama said Monday, as the administration continues its struggle to find homes for the prisoners so the facility can be shut down early next year.
Al-Qaida suspected in deaths of 3 women
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A2
Shepherds found the mutilated bodies on Monday of two German nurses and a South Korean teacher who were kidnapped while picnicking in an area of Yemen known as a hideout for al-Qaida.
Space shuttle launch set for Wednesday
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
NASA will try to launch space shuttle Endeavour again Wednesday, after repairing a hydrogen gas leak that thwarted the first attempt.
General takes charge of U.S., NATO troops
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
Gen. Stanley McChrystal, a former top special operations commander, took charge of nearly 90,000 U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan on Monday, telling them they must protect Afghan civilians from all kinds of violence.
Administration calls for financial overhaul
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
Aiming for greater limits and more clarity in the nation’s financial system, the Obama administration on Monday proposed adding muscle to the Federal Reserve and new restrictions on complex securities whose collapse choked lending and hit millions of American households.
Whose money?
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: What the heck is going on? Where is free medical insurance? There is no free insurance because it will be our money, aka tax dollars paying.
Shelter needs
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: So, Lawrence is now down to one homeless shelter, which is at maximum capacity due to the ill-advised closing of the Salvation Army shelter.
Get over it
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: I read with annoyance and some amusement Kyle Givens’ letter in the June 11 Public Forum titled “Misleading the flock?”
Shared blame
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: As I read the article entitled “As bear population rises, so do run-ins with people” (Journal-World, June 14), it became evident that not just the title but the story was slanted to place all blame on the bears.
Proud legacy
Integrity and loyalty marked everything Bob Frederick did for the university and the community.
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
Bob Frederick was an outstanding and unique individual.
Meth dealer receives nine-year sentence
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A California man has been sentenced to more than nine years in federal prison for making monthly meth deliveries to Lawrence.
Three thefts reported Saturday night
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
Three people reported thefts of property valued more than $1,000 occurring Saturday night.
Man arrested after dispute with neighbors
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 50-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Monday evening on charges of aggravated assault.
Kansas Democrat considering Senate bid
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
A retired communications executive and former teacher and journalist has announced he is considering a bid for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.
New study abroad director named
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B5
Sue Lorenz will become Kansas University’s permanent director of its Office of Study Abroad.
Despite loss, Magic’s future appears bright
June 16, 2009
The parades down nearby Walt Disney World, the kind where confetti flies and smiles flow — the ending Orlando Magic fans have long waited for — will be reserved for other teams this year.
Lakers savor their 15th crown
June 16, 2009
The coach stood to the side and watched as his team executed its final play of the NBA season to perfection. It’s the one that had worked nine previous times. This wasn’t his famed triangle offense, this was the celebration circle.
Hawthorne always ready for close-up
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
What kind of busy nurse still looks fabulous after a sleepless night of grief-induced insomnia? The kind of nurse played by Jada Pinkett Smith on “Hawthorne” (8 p.m., TNT).
People in the news
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
Police have decided against pursuing a criminal vandalism case against Jessica Alba over some posters that were plastered around downtown Oklahoma City.
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B6
For Tuesday, June 16: This year, opportunities come through friends, associations and groups. A key partnership might be more difficult to obtain support from. Eventually, through acceptance, you will gain ground and transform the bond. If you are single, you probably will meet someone through friends. If you are attached, be more accepting of differences with your sweetie.
Effort to recall K.C. mayor closes
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
A Kansas City group whose effort to recall Mayor Mark Funkhouser failed by 129 signatures last month said Monday that it is giving up its fight because of money.
American Indian golfer building course in Kansas
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B8
Notah Begay III, the only American Indian golfer on the PGA tour, is tapping his roots as he builds an $8.5 million course on a reservation in Kansas: He said the tribal land must be asked “what it wants you to do.”
Family gets surprise morale booster
As hard times hit, home receives a ‘mini makeover’
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A1
When Jennifer and Kevin Stewart pulled into their southeast Lawrence driveway Sunday evening, they thought they were getting a visit from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover.”
Job woes grow for ‘Money’ challengers
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Rick Rose came so close to getting a job. Bobbie and Juan Wilson are still struggling to meet their household expenses.
K-10 Association hosts annual meeting
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
The K-10 Association Inc. will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Shadow Glen Clubhouse at Cedar Creek, Olathe.
Companies sign licensing deal
Biotech partnership may take ANOxA out of Lawrence
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
A biotech firm recently transplanted to Lawrence soon could be growing up out of town, now that it has a multinational partner just 35 miles down the road.
Western Extralite hosts open ’green’ house
June 16, 2009 in print edition on B7
Western Extralite, a Kansas City-based electrical and voice/data product distributor, is moving its Lawrence operations into a new green-friendly building at 3225 Ousdahl Road.
Tips to ‘techorate’
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
The latest thing in decorating is combing interior design with technology, thus “techorating.” Doug Wilson, a well-known designer on TLC’s “Moving Up” and “Trading Spaces” offers tips on how to pull it off.
Lack of resources undercuts P.E. efforts
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
The gym at Eberhart Elementary School is bright and spacious — with high ceilings, several basketball hoops, even a large, colorful climbing wall.
Obesity surgery can make bones vulnerable
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
It isn’t just the thunder thighs that shrink after obesity surgery. Melting fat somehow thins bones, too.
Legal aid attorneys for poor face cuts
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
Lawyers for the poor, who say they already are stretched to the breaking point by huge caseloads and dwindling staff, face layoffs across the country as local governments slash spending in these hard times.
Survey: Families spend less time together
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
Whether it’s around the dinner table or just in front of the TV, U.S. families say they are spending less time together.
Obama to propose tighter controls for banks, Wall Street
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A6
President Barack Obama is ready to roll out an overhaul of the intricate rules and systems that govern America’s troubled financial institutions, proposing the most ambitious revision since the Great Depression.
Government should shrink with cities
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A7
There are perhaps dozens of small towns and failing neighborhoods beginning to resemble ghost towns. We’ve all seen them if we get off the interstate and drive down state or county roads, once-thriving Main streets or into blighted neighborhoods.
Twitter helping Iranians get around election censorship
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C8
An opposition activist spreads word of an upcoming protest in the streets of Tehran. Another posts pictures of clashes between demonstrators and police.
Home of their own: Lawrence teens build confidence amid rehearsing theater production
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
Ever wonder what it would be like to see Lawrence through the eyes of someone else?
25 years ago: Group seeks Opera House renovation
June 16, 2009
The future of the Lawrence Opera House again was being dumped into the lap of the city commission. A group hoping to renovate the 71-year-old structure was asking the commission to set a public hearing on its request for $1.75 million in industrial revenue bonds to help finance renovation. Bowersock Ltd. was the requesting entity.
40 years ago: Birth control pills available at health department
June 16, 2009
It was learned that any medically fit woman over age 18, regardless of marital status, could obtain birth control pills at the Douglas County Health Department. The announcement by the department director stirred a great deal of local controversy in 1969 and a number of church leaders expressed concern about a “libertarian” atmosphere.
100 years ago: Hog prices reach high
June 16, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 16, 1909: Hogs brought the highest price on the local market in years yesterday when local dealers paid $7.20 (per hundredweight). Corn brought 75 cents a bushel while wheat at $1.35 to $1.40 did not draw any grain from the county at all.
Double Take: Recent killings reason to teach children about tolerance
June 16, 2009 in print edition on C1
My 12-year-old daughter and I were visiting the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum exactly two weeks ago to the hour of the recent shooting.
Several events planned to be downtown draws
June 16, 2009 in print edition on A5
Fire eaters, street dances and open-air grills. It must be summer in downtown Lawrence.