Archive for Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Fehr’s legacy tarnished by steroids
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B2
It’s a familiar story in this jaded age of baseball: Superstar performer puts up staggering statistics, only to have his legacy tainted in the waning days of his career by the specter of steroids.
Brazil rallies past United States soccer, 3-2
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B2
Clint Dempsey sobbed as the Americans walked up to get their second-place medals, unable to hide the pain and the disappointment any longer.
Saving green by going green
June 28, 2009
One Lawrence resident is finding that being kind to the earth can be kind to her pocketbook.
Sunday morning chase ends with vehicle crash
07:24 a.m., June 28, 2009 Updated 11:25 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 20-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday morning on multiple charges after leading police on several vehicle pursuits and fleeing on foot. The man was arrested in the 500 block of Oklahoma after crashing his vehicle near the intersection of Kansas and Montana streets.
Make your own backyard fun
June 28, 2009
Now that summer is officially here, let us turn our attention to lawn games.
Club disturbance leads to arrests
12:00 a.m., June 28, 2009 Updated 11:37 p.m.
A 20-year-old Topeka man was arrested Sunday morning on charges of battery, disorderly conduct and interfering with duties of an officer.
Climate bill could cause energy revolution
If passed, legislation would affect lives in number of ways
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution, with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead.
Chavez to U.S. general: You’re a threat, not us
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Hugo Chavez says a U.S. general shouldn’t be raising concerns that Venezuela is buying arms, and the American commander is wrong to argue there isn’t a “conventional military threat in the region.”
Audit rocking Kansas higher ed
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
It was one of the strangest situations in Kansas politics in recent years, and that’s saying something.
Pirates roll past Royals, 6-2
June 28, 2009
Delwyn Young waited a long time just to drive in a run. So getting four RBIs may have been worth the wait.
Welker, Cassel reunite at camp
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C5
Now that they’re no longer teammates with the New England Patriots, receiver Wes Welker admits his friendship with Matt Cassel has changed.
Audit raises questions regarding Snyder
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C5
When people say Bill Snyder altered the landscape at Kansas State, it is literally true.
U.S. announces big shift in Afghanistan drug policy
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The U.S. is shifting its strategy against Afghanistan’s drug trade, phasing out funding for opium eradication while boosting efforts to fight trafficking and promote alternate crops, the U.S. envoy for Afghanistan said Saturday.
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E1
The Douglas County register of deeds recorded 110 mortgages in the weekly period ended Monday.
Tuition commitment
Kansas higher education officials may have something to learn from a neighbor to the south.
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
The comparison may not be exact, but the contrasts between the way tuition matters were handled this year at Kansas University and Oklahoma University are worth noting.
Dogs showing up more often in weddings
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D4
Kaycee English considers her dog Bowser part of the family, so including him in her wedding was an obvious choice. Hadn’t she spent the year before her special day scouring, wishing she could adopt a dog?
Obama struggles with Democratic inheritance
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B7
Iraq and the economy are hard problems.
Amateur radio club participates in round-the-clock Field Day
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A5
The Saturday night sky above Lawrence was clear, but it wasn’t empty.
Police make arrest in east Lawrence home invasion
June 28, 2009
An 18-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Thursday morning on charges of criminal trespassing and interfering with duties of an officer.
Prep standout Stephenson visits Cincinnati
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
New York high school basketball standout Lance Stephenson is on a recruiting trip to the University of Cincinnati this weekend, reports.
Hayes, Stowe lead Kansas track team
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
Keith Hayes placed fourth in the men’s 110-meter hurdles, and Rebeka Stowe qualified for the finals of the women’s 1,500 meters to lead Kansas University at the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.
Grizzlies wanted to trade for former Jayhawk Chalmers
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C3
The Memphis Grizzlies tried to acquire former Kansas University guard Mario Chalmers during Thursday’s NBA Draft, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Saturday.
Bombers’ ace shuts out Raiders
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Jeff Cline may not be the next Nolan Ryan. Or Walter Johnson. Or Tom Seaver.
Court fight over singer’s kids looms
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
Given the secrecy surrounding Michael Jackson’s children throughout his life, it’s no surprise that there are lingering questions about who will care for them after his death. What is almost certain is this: Their fate will be decided in a courtroom, with several people possibly vying for custody.
Sophisticated weather satellite blasts off
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A7
A sophisticated new weather satellite rocketed into orbit Saturday, giving forecasters another powerful tool for tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.
Police: Day care was drug haven
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Police shot and wounded an armed man during a brazen robbery attempt at a day care center that functioned as a drug haven, with a trove of marijuana and more than $100,000 in cash in its basement, authorities said Saturday.
Madoff ordered to forfeit $171 billion
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
Bernard Madoff would be stripped of all his possessions under a $171 billion forfeiture order handed down only days before prosecutors seek to put the disgraced financier away in prison for the rest of his life.
Hemenway’s legacy
Many goals achieved in 14 years
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
Observers say Kansas University’s 16th chancellor will be remembered for his contributions in medicine, athletics and academics.
Supreme Court to decide final 3 cases, say goodbye to Souter
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
A closely watched discrimination lawsuit by white firefighters who say they have unfairly been denied promotions is one of three remaining Supreme Court cases awaiting resolution Monday.
Iran pledges ‘crushing’ response to U.S.
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A3
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Saturday to make the U.S. regret its criticism of Iran’s postelection crackdown and said the “mask has been removed” from the Obama administration’s efforts to improve relations.
Thread of pain ran through Jackson’s career
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
It was the last day of shooting for a Pepsi commercial at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1984, and the only hiccup had been an argument between Michael Jackson and an ad executive over whether the young superstar would take off his sunglasses.
Jesse Jackson: Family wants 2nd autopsy
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A8
Jackson’s family wants a private autopsy of the pop icon because of unanswered questions about how he died and the doctor who was with him, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said Saturday.
Protestant outlaws begin disarmament
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A9
Northern Ireland achieved another important milestone in peacemaking Saturday as the territory’s two major Protestant paramilitary groups announced their first acts of disarmament — and pledged that their decades of slaughtering Catholic civilians were over for good.
Inmates in ‘Thriller’ video stage tribute
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Filipino inmates who shot to global fame with a YouTube video of their “Thriller” dance swayed and stomped again Saturday in a behind-bars tribute to their idol, Michael Jackson.
Winners and losers emerge in wake of new climate bill
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A1
In addition to raising energy prices, the climate legislation that’s winding through Congress would create a parallel financial system with a carbon-based currency.
Mark’s on the Move: Cycling enthusiasts prepare for the Tour of Lawrence races
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
When a professional cyclist challenged me to a race, I had my doubts.
Cycling event rides into town on July 4 weekend
Inaugural Tour of Lawrence features 3 days of races
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Downtown Lawrence, buckle up and tighten that chin strap. A weekend of fireworks and fury is heading your way.
Japanese visitors cook up tributes to sustainable agriculture
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
At the Lawrence Farmers’ Market, a cluster of Japanese women cooked around a stove, which made Saturday’s blazing heat only hotter.
House move could delay lab
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
Construction of a massive lab in Kansas for research on foot-and-mouth and other diseases could slow down following a House decision to withhold money to build the facility.
Panel urges action on health care
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B1
Lee Ketzel, longtime Lawrence resident and League of Women Voters member, is frustrated with the current health care system.
Forums to explore homeless concerns, mental illness issues
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Area homeless and mental health advocates will be host to four forums on mental illness and homelessness beginning Monday at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt.
Military officer helps counsel inmates
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B5
Sgt. 1st Class Aljournal “A.J.” Franklin believes every individual should be treated with dignity and encouraged to become better — even if that person is on death row at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth.
Federal court reverses release in murder case
Convict’s bond revoked
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B3
Convicted murderer Floyd Bledsoe’s release from prison will be short-lived, as the 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals last week reversed a September decision by a lower federal court granting his release from prison based on ineffective assistance of counsel.
Mo. pastor pleads guilty to molesting girl
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B8
A southwest Missouri pastor has pleaded guilty to felony child molestation and could be facing up to eight years in prison.
Ten KU football players to watch in preseason
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Golfers who walked instead of rode this past week nearly broke their arms patting themselves on the back for having the courage and toughness to gut out the heat and humidity.
Farmers’ Turnpike stretch to close July 6
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B2
Mother Nature apparently doesn’t want to steer drivers off the western stretch of the Farmers Turnpike just yet.
Wheel Genius: Road work this week
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B4
Among major road projects scheduled in the area for the coming week:
Getting a leg up
Jayhawks punter Rojas spends time studying returners
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C1
Often lost in the enduring images that come to mind when recalling the Kansas University football team’s 40-37 victory over Missouri in the 2008 Border War — the sky spitting snowflakes, KU quarterback Todd Reesing’s game-winning lob to receiver Kerry Meier with less than a minute to go — is the scene of a frustrated and dejected Jeremy Maclin making his way from the field after another unsuccessful punt return.
Poll: Americans want Sotomayor on Court
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
A sizable majority of Americans want the Senate to confirm Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor, and most call her “about right” ideologically, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Coughlin claims bonus
June 28, 2009
Jeg Coughlin beat Greg Anderson to win the K&N Horsepower Challenge.
Pastor welcomes guns and their owners to church
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
For one day, at least, it was OK to pack heat in church.
Hornaday wins again
Leader dominates second straight race
June 28, 2009
Camping World Truck Series points leader Ron Hornaday dominated his second straight race.
N.H. track tough for repeats
June 28, 2009
In the last four years, there have been no repeat winners in Sprint Cup racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Busch holds off Logano
June 28, 2009
After two straight runner-up finishes, Kyle Busch won the Camping World 200.
University lifts 3-year ban on YouTube
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Brigham Young University, the Mormon church school where students agree to live a chaste and virtuous life, has lifted its almost three-year policy of blocking access to YouTube.
GOP: Where are the jobs from fed spending?
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
Republicans concerned about the Obama administration’s big spending on economic stimulus, energy and health care are asking, “Where are the jobs?”
Dixon gets 19th win
June 28, 2009
Scott Dixon picked up his record-tying 19th IndyCar Series victory.
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E1
Douglas County residents or businesses filing for bankruptcy protection during the week ended Thursday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Kansas.
Consumer sentiment increases in June
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E1
U.S. consumer sentiment rose in June on improved views of current conditions, but overall it remained at relatively low levels, according to a survey released Friday by the University of Michigan and Reuters.
Did toxic chemical in Iraq cause G.I.’s illnesses?
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E10
Larry Roberta’s every breath is a painful reminder of his time in Iraq. He can’t walk a block without gasping for air.
Spas will signal when consumers are back
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E10
Dayne Morris eats out less, cooks at home more. He hunts for online bargains and shops at discount stores.
Unlike Sanford, most govs easy to find
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E10
Texas Gov. Rick Perry was raising money at campaign headquarters when an Associated Press reporter called his press staff to ask what he was doing.
‘Fix’ may make health care worse
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B7
“In the beginning,” says a character in a Peter De Vries novel, “the earth was without form and void.
Writer seeks help identifying demons
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
To Manifested Glory Ministries of Bridgeport, Conn.: Perhaps you wouldn’t mind telling me what a “homosexual demon” looks like.
Twitter in Iran not quite a revolution
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B6
From time to time, a message pops into my e-mail announcing that someone is “Following You On Twitter.”
Litter of lynx kittens heartens biologists
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A2
The discovery of 10 lynx kittens this spring marks the first newborns documented in Colorado since 2006, heartening biologists overseeing restoration of the mountain feline.
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D5
For Sunday, June 28: This year, you might be more observant of your communication style. Be aware that you can smile and say “no,” giving contradictory messages. Recognize the many levels of communication. If you are having difficulty, take a class or seminar. Certainly, your style will change, and others will receive your message clearly. If you are single, wait a full year before deciding that this person is the one. There might be some dark, hidden recesses. If you are attached, curb control games and power plays, as both of you can only get hurt. The only way to win is not to play.
Catering to a new market
Wal-Mart aims to keep the bigger spenders it has won over during the recession
June 28, 2009 in print edition on E1
The recession steered a new type of customer to Wal-Mart — deeper in the pockets and suddenly looking for bargains. Now the world’s largest retailer has to figure out how to keep that customer when the economy recovers.
Obama taking risk showing flexibility on health care
June 28, 2009 in print edition on A10
The reversals, hints of concessions and politically dicey proposals on health care are piling up for President Barack Obama, whose appeal for bipartisan legislation carries risk with no guarantee of reward.
Electric fire at Target prompts evacuation
June 28, 2009
Customers evacuated Target on Saturday afternoon after a small electric fire broke out in a freezer.
Behind the lens: Take your best Fourth of July photos
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
The Fourth of July is this Saturday, so I want to provide a few tips on shooting fireworks displays.
Poet’s showcase
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D3
‘A Stranger In My Garden,’ by Betty Laird
Paper cuts: Michael Connelly’s new thriller evokes major turmoil facing a troubled industry
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D3
When Michael Connelly decided to set his 20th crime novel, “The Scarecrow,” amid the wreckage of the American newspaper industry, he didn’t know how much grief he was letting himself in for.
Unusual perennials: These interesting plants are well-adapted for Kansas weather
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D8
Seeing some interesting and unusual plants on the recent garden tours has led me to wandering around our local garden centers again.
Boomer Girl Diary: Late pop icons all took their own victory tour
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
It was a bad week for baby boomers, as we lost three pop culture icons in four days.
Free State grad named 2008-2009 ArtStar
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
For someone whose primary medium is 2-D visual art, Hannah Lodwick sure did a lot in the world of music this year.
State of poetry: Poet laureate position moves from one Lawrence writer to another
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D1
“Are you packed to move out of the poet mansion?” Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg asks.
Sometimes antique’s function remains mystery
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D8
Several museums have “What is it?” exhibits that display unusual items in the hope that someone will recognize a rarely used specialized tool or a pot for an ethnic dish unfamiliar to us today.
Fred the cat and others have long wait at Humane Society
June 28, 2009 in print edition on D4
Someone at the Lawrence Humane Society has been on my mind a lot lately. If you go back to the Cat Adopt room at the shelter and poke around in the kennels, you’ll find him. His name is Fred. He’s a black shorthair cat with one tiny white spot on his chest and one white back toe.
Cubs’ treatment of Bradley baffling
June 28, 2009 in print edition on B2
Strange team, the 2009 Cubs. In the visiting clubhouse at Wrigley Field, Derrek Lee declared Friday to be “a good day” because of a “big win for us” over the White Sox. Carlos Marmol shrugged his shoulders mightily. And Alfonso Soriano shook off a three-strikeout day that was made worse when he lost a pop fly in the sun. Hey, hey, back to .500.
American Oudin shocks Jankovic
June 28, 2009 in print edition on C2
When 17-year-old American Melanie Oudin concluded the biggest match of her life Saturday at Wimbledon, she had trouble finding the exit on cozy Court 3.