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Rollover accident on SLT in southwest Lawrence Pet Post: Summer 2009 The day in photos, June 22, 2009
What's your favorite song about heat?

Poll results

Response Percent
“Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful
“Summer Nights” from the “Grease” soundtrack
Other (let us know which one)
“Cruel Summer” by Bananarama
“Heat Wave” by Martha and the Vandellas
“Hot Fun In The Summertime” Sly and the Family Stone
“Hot Hot Hot” by Buster Poindexter
“Fire Burning” by Sean Kingston
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KU police investigating theft of Ellsworth portrait from residence hall
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
A $10,000 portrait of a longtime Kansas University devotee has gone missing from a KU residence hall.
McCray survives cut, makes roster of USA Basketball’s World University Games team
KU senior to compete July 1-11 in Serbia
June 22, 2009
KU senior Danielle McCray is one of 12 basketball players to represent the U.S. in the World University Games.
Police seeking suspect in attempted murder
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A5
Lawrence police are seeking an attempted murder suspect after an apparent foiled robbery attempt on Friday morning.
Road, sewer work planned near Hobbs Park
June 22, 2009
Work starts Tuesday to repave a one-block stretch of 10th Street, a project that will include installation of a new sewer line for public restrooms at nearby Hobbs Park.
One person taken by helicopter, two others by ground ambulance after rollover accident on SLT
05:24 p.m., June 22, 2009 Updated 07:31 a.m. in print edition on A4
Two Lawrence men and a 16-year-old Lawrence boy were injured in a rollover accident on the South Lawrence Trafficway in southwest Lawrence Monday evening.
Kansas Congressman wants to rid government of auto company holdings within a year
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran would like to see the federal government get rid of its ownership in private companies within the next year.
Eudora downtown improvements don’t produce desired results
Four businesses have left since construction concluded
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
The $1.4 million spent on improvements to Eudora’s Main Street was supposed to lead to more foot traffic and a more attractive setting that might attract businesses.
Work continues on KU audit
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
An audit of Kansas University, being done as part of the changing of the guard at KU, is still under way, a higher education official said Monday.
Sierra Club wants hearings on new coal-plant proposal
02:41 p.m., June 22, 2009 Updated 04:06 p.m. in print edition on B7
Environmentalists on Monday demanded that the state hold public hearings on Sunflower Electric Power Corp.’s new proposal to build an 895-megawatt coal-burning power plant in southwest Kansas.
Another repaving bid comes in below estimate
June 22, 2009
It’s another road construction bid lower than the estimated cost.
Accident victim in fair condition at KU hospital
June 22, 2009
A Tonganoxie man who was injured in a two-vehicle fatality accident was in fair condition Monday morning, a Kansas University Hospital official said.
Board of Regents set this week to take up tuition increases
June 22, 2009
The Kansas Board of Regents will decide Thursday how much to raise tuition for the next school year.
Heat advisory issued for this afternoon through Tuesday evening
07:28 a.m., June 22, 2009 Updated 05:02 p.m.
We’re in just our second day of summer for the year, but we already have a heat advisory in effect for Lawrence and surrounding areas.
Hot dog vendor enhances downtown flavor
Sun Dog customers relish unique sidewalk dining option
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
On this morning, at least, the corner of Ninth and Mass. seemed to be a magnet for simplicity.
Cinderella mounts the parallel bars in new tale
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A9
If you have a niche: scratch it! The ABC Family Channel has done a nice job of defining itself as the place for teen and ’tween melodramas.
Budget cuts take bite out of state dental program
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
A program that was meant to provide dental care for low-income pregnant women in Kansas has never gotten off the ground because of a lack of funding to administer it, officials say.
Stretching: the truth
June 22, 2009
Is the need to stretch a myth? Anat Baniel thinks so. In fact, she thinks you might be hurting your body by stretching before that workout.
June 22, 2009
This week’s birthdays: Your will is powerful. Problems go away due to your brilliant choice of focus. You don’t recognize the limits to what you can do, and suddenly they don’t exist. You’ll be showered with blessings now through July. Give back to society in August and the cycle will begin anew in October. Developments in your personal life lead to different hobbies and work. One person has a fantastic effect on your mood. Include this one as much as possible — travel and commitments are favored, too.
Mrs. Claus? Thrift store employee receives more than she gives
June 22, 2009
“Every day’s like Christmas; I get to unwrap lots of things,” says Jean Ann Pike, 58, Lawrence Social Service League thrift shop’s only paid employee.
Risk-takers may be hard-wired for thrills
June 22, 2009
Don’t look down? Ah, forget that. By all means, look down. Gabriel Amador lives for the thrill, the adrenal rush, of scaling great heights at great personal danger and savoring the quest by peering into the abyss.
On the record
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 47-year-old Lawrence man on Thursday reported theft from a motor vehicle and criminal damage.
Deaths fail to trigger gun-law debate
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
Three deaths in widely separated parts of the country: Each the work of a single person, each stemming from a different grievance. They did have one thing in common: All three victims were killed by a gun (although each by a different type).
City has approved street vendor licenses for three sidewalk stands
June 22, 2009
Lawrence street vendors are licensed by the city clerk’s office.
Woodland struggles to third-round 76
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
After spending three days near the top of the leaderboard, former Kansas University golfer Gary Woodland fell back a bit on Sunday.
Leaders threaten to retaliate if U.S. attacks
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
North Korea boasted of being a “proud nuclear power” and threatened today to harm the U.S. if attacked as tensions mounted over a possible crackdown on exports of suspected missile parts from the North.
Increase in gas prices may be coming to end
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
After rising nearly every day for the past two months and climbing 67 percent so far this year, it looks like gasoline prices may be ready to take a break.
Report documents Scientology violence
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
The leader of the Church of Scientology struck his subordinates numerous times and set an example for physical violence among the tightly controlled religion’s management team, four former high-ranking executives told a newspaper for a story published Sunday.
Voters mostly ignore run-off elections
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Haitians fed up with chronic poverty and unresponsive leaders stayed away from Senate run-off elections Sunday, ignoring government efforts to improve on the paltry voter turnout that undercut the first round of voting in April.
U.S. sends dogs to search for victims
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
The U.S. military sent search dogs Sunday to help find more than a dozen people still missing and feared dead after the country’s worst bombing this year devastated a northern Iraqi town just over a week before U.S. troops are due to leave Iraq’s cities.
Longshot leaders
Barnes squanders 6-stroke lead, opens door for field
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Ricky Barnes flashed a smile as big as his six-shot lead. He was double digits under par, only the fourth player in U.S. Open history to get that low. He had a six-shot lead over his closest rival, while the stars struggled to make up ground.
McCray one step away
KU standout hoping to make USA roster
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Danielle McCray felt humbled and honored — and also experienced a surge of patriotic pride — when presented her Red, White and Blue Team USA jersey, shorts and warmups last month at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Great white sharks stalk specific victims, just like Hannibal Lecter
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Great white sharks have some things in common with human serial killers, a new study says: They don’t attack at random, but stalk specific victims, lurking out of sight.
Afghanistan firefight shows challenge for U.S. troops
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Missiles, machine guns and strafing runs from fighter jets destroyed much of a Taliban compound, but the insurgents had a final surprise for a pair of U.S. Marines who pushed into the smoldering building just before nightfall.
Pujols continues mastery of K.C.
Slugger smashes 2 home runs; La Russa wins No. 2,500
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B1
Albert Pujols comes through Kansas City once a season. The Royals wouldn’t be too disappointed if he never came back.
Republicans demand stronger response on Iran
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A6
Republicans intensified their criticism of President Barack Obama’s handling of his first major test of international leadership, saying Sunday that he has been too cautious in response to Iran’s postelection upheaval.
Redbox’s machines take on Netflix’s red envelopes
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A9
With more subscribers than ever flocking to its DVD-by-mail service, Netflix Inc. is one of the few companies to prosper during the worst U.S. recession in 70 years. Yet Netflix CEO Reed Hastings still has something to worry about: an even cheaper DVD rental service run by one of his former lieutenants.
Effort to rename road for rabbi is criticized
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
Missouri’s litter prevention program got an unusual ally last year: A neo-Nazi group adopted a half-mile section of highway in Springfield and picked up the trash.
Cost of nuke detectors may exceed usefulness
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
Federal investigators say the government’s next generation radiation detectors are only marginally better at detecting hidden nuclear material than monitors already at U.S. ports, but would cost more than twice as much.
Pa. community will have cameras on nearly every street
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
This historic town, where America’s founding fathers plotted during the Revolution and Milton Hershey later crafted his first chocolates, now boasts another distinction. It may become the nation’s most closely watched small city.
Democrats worried about health plan
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A10
A Republican senator seeking a bipartisan health deal spoke Sunday of “dialing down” expectations while one of President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies questioned whether the White House had the votes necessary for a such a costly and comprehensive plan during a recession.
Make a ‘Big’ impact by working with kids
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A4
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs adult volunteers who will help make a difference in the life of an at-risk child.
FTC to monitor consumer review blogs
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
Savvy consumers often go online for independent consumer reviews of products and services, scouring through comments from everyday Joes and Janes to help them find a gem or shun a lemon.
Rift among Iran’s clerics goes public
Relatives of ayatollah, a former president, arrested
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A1
A backstage struggle among Iran’s ruling clerics burst into the open Sunday when the government said it had arrested the daughter and other relatives of an ayatollah who is one of the country’s most powerful men.
KU Hospital lays down plans for $73M addition
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
A new 183,000-square-foot, six-story addition to Kansas University Hospital is scheduled to open in spring 2011.
Drug cartels in Mexico killing street dealers
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A2
Much attention is given Mexican drug cartels warring over lucrative transport routes to the U.S.
Wedding bells follow 2 military tours
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A3
Despite the fact that he was mobilized to active duty in Kuwait, Army Sgt. Elijah Fell said he thought he had the better end of the deal when it came to planning his upcoming wedding to fiancee Jessica Gonzales.
Timber wars show signs of peace
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B10
On a steep slope of the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, a crew of young men with chain saws and hardhats worked their way through an old neglected clearcut, cutting brush and young trees and piling the remains to be burned later.
Critics: Burial site for Hudson River PCBs is inadequate
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B10
Later this month, the first trainloads of PCB-tainted sludge dredged from the Hudson River will arrive and, in the eyes of critics, will turn a stretch of West Texas into New York’s “pay toilet.”
Madonna’s adopted daughter leaves Malawi for London
June 22, 2009
Madonna’s new daughter has flown out of her native Malawi on a private jet headed for London, an airport employee and a person familiar with Madonna’s adoption proceedings in this southern African country said Saturday.
Bullock’s ‘Proposal’ woos date crowds with $34.1M
June 22, 2009
Movie audiences accepted a proposal from Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, who scored the summer’s first big romantic comedy hit.
Safety hazard
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
To the editor: It’s summer, and the roads and streets of the city are getting the repairs that they so badly need.
U.S. needs national health care, not health insurance
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
When one has an accident or comes down with a serious illness, should the first question be: “Do you have insurance? Does it cover this?”
Bush contrasts could help Obama
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
In a conversation the other day with a White House official, I heard something I’d never expected from an employee of Barack Obama’s. “I wish,” he said, “George Bush would speak up a little more.”
Vital experience
Even in difficult economic times, U.S. universities should continue their emphasis on study abroad programs.
June 22, 2009 in print edition on A7
We hope study abroad numbers will make a quick recovery when the U.S. economy starts to turn around.
Part-time babies, part-time mind readers
June 22, 2009
Some things, like washing dishes or weeding, can be done using only half a brain. I’ve really come to appreciate that since becoming a mommy. Partly, this is because I often only have half a brain to spare, but that was true before baby, too. What really brought this home for me was having a psychic baby.
Tools are at your disposal for new garbage disposer
June 22, 2009
Replacing an old garbage disposer is not as difficult as you may think.
Mod squad: effortless summer cool
June 22, 2009
Shopping in June is often tricky. All of the trends for fall have been predicted and premiered on the runways; magazines are pushing suede heels and warm sweaters. Summer months are a great time to explore fashion rebirths, especially looks that will always be hip.
Book smarts: Stylish ways to stash your stacks
June 22, 2009
Floor-to-ceiling windows, steel appliances and slick floors meant that the condo lawyer David Joy and diplomat Offy Ismojo bought in Washington, D.C., looked mod the second they moved in. Well, except for the boxes of books, which the duo packed into the den. “We had more room in our last place,” says Ismojo, 47. “But here, we didn’t want bookshelves everywhere. That would look like the Library of Congress.”
Abalone Steak with Apricot Beurre Blanc
June 22, 2009
This week on “Jayni’s Kitchen”: “California Central Coast Revisited.”
Investing in the right camera
June 22, 2009
In the modern world it can be very difficult to keep up with the latest technology. Something that was cutting edge just a few years ago could be rendered hopelessly outdated by the latest advances.
The right fit: Current swimsuit trends flatter all body types
June 22, 2009
Slipping on last year’s swimsuit probably isn’t every woman’s favorite thing to do when the pool opens for another summer.
Web guardians: Parents tap into new resources to monitor Internet use
June 22, 2009
One of the most popular hangouts for kids is the Internet, where anyone — even as young as 10 — fits in, and electronic self-expression is the order of the day.
Master of puppets
June 22, 2009
As a kindergarten student, Spencer Lott wrote that he wanted to be the next Jim Henson. Fifteen years later, the Kansas University theater student is working to make his dream a reality.
Scared of acting on new love?
June 22, 2009
What happens when you’ve been hurt in a past relationship and you find yourself falling in love again? Sometimes, even though things with your new partner are going well, little triggers show up from your past relationship hurts that can send you reeling into fear and doubt — fear of getting hurt and doubt of moving forward with your new relationship.
Sharing her love of tennis with Lawrence youths
June 22, 2009
When Kirsty Elliott was 5 years old, she fell in love. The culprit: a lime green ball and a racket. Elliott’s longest relationship, excluding that of her parents, has been with tennis.
Behind the wheels: A lot has changed in 50 years of driver’s ed in Lawrence
June 22, 2009
Ben Stewart wasn’t sure what he was getting into when he started teaching driver’s education at Central Junior High School in 1959. “I was nervous,” says Stewart, who now is 88 years old. “My wife says it took me three years to get over my nerves and settle into it.”
Kid craft: These garden puppets won’t bug you
June 22, 2009
With summer bugs emerging, it’s time to create some insects of your own. We promise these won’t sting or bite you.
100 years ago: Streets to be torn up for electic line
June 22, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for June 22, 1909: Work will begin on tearing up the streets of Lawrence for the new electric line tomorrow morning. R.P. Alley of Dayton, Ohio, and 12 of the men who have been helping him to build the line in Parsons arrived last night and went to work this morning getting the material ready for the start of construction.
25 years ago: Commissioner proposes storm water management system
June 22, 2009
City commissioner Nancy Shontz said that in view of the flooding problems in Lawrence the community would do well to develop a storm water management system that dealt with many of the local problems. She cited the Boulder, Colo., program as a good point of reference.
40 years ago: Ballard controvery continues
June 22, 2009
The controversy continued after the United Fund board dropped Ballard Center from its list of participants because the Ballard officials declined to oust Leonard Harrison as director.
Library top 10
June 22, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of June 9 through June 15.
Summer sipping: Recharge with a trendy new cocktail
June 22, 2009
The mojito can seem like the drink of the nightclub crowd, best served over ice and pumping techno music. In fact, the beverage is the definition of the classic cocktail, having been the potion of choice for Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro and Cubans everywhere long before the Nuevo Latino craze of the 1990s brought the drink to American hipsters.
Kahne snaps 37-race winless streak
June 22, 2009
Kasey Kahne wins the NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350.
The Edge
June 22, 2009
• ‘Black Water Rising’ (Books) • Wii Motion Plus (Games) • ‘Spinning into Butter’ (DVD)
Tiger and Phil can still save this Open
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B2
Column on the 109th U.S. Open.
Kahne snaps 37-race winless streak
June 22, 2009 in print edition on B2
Kasey Kahne wins NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350.