Archive for Monday, June 29, 2009

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Country Stampede The day in photos, June 29, 2009 Homemade lava lamp
Do you regularly leave your garage door or front door open?

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How would you grade the job Lew Perkins has done as KU athletic director?

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Who do you feel is KU's biggest rival in football?

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Two life-flighted after rollover near Perry
11:40 p.m., June 29, 2009 Updated 12:03 a.m.
Two people were taken Monday to a Topeka hospital by air ambulance after a two-vehicle rollover crash west of Perry.
Perkins hosts Golf Classic
June 29, 2009
KU Athletics Director Lew Perkins hosted his fifth annual Golf Classic at Alvamar Golf Course to benefit the Douglas County Special Olympics.
Common Cents: Keeping your grill clean
June 29, 2009
Nothing enhances the taste of summer like a properly cleaned grill, ready to go at a moment’s notice.
Wheat State presents a challenging pie
June 29, 2009
Wheat State Pizza has introduced the Gorilla Challenge, which involves consuming a 10-pound pizza in an hour or less.
Nortonville man drowns at Perry Lake
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Nortonville man drowned Monday afternoon at Perry Lake.
Lawrence man faces several charges following high-speed chase
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County prosecutors filed charges Monday against a 20-year-old Lawrence man accused of crashing his car after leading police on multiple car chases Sunday morning.
Gov. Parkinson expects there will be more budget cuts on the horizon
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
More state budget cuts are coming. That was the word Monday from Gov. Mark Parkinson, who said the current shortfall has grown to $135 million as the fiscal year ends Tuesday.
Governor defends regents system
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B8
Gov. Mark Parkinson on Monday defended the state’s system of supervising higher education in the wake of an audit that found numerous questionable financial dealings at Kansas State University.
University National Bank curbs loan exposure to conform to regulators’ standards
June 29, 2009
University National Bank isn’t writing many new loans for construction or development, now that the community bank is operating under an agreement with federal banking regulators.
KU playing host to prestigious computer competition
June 29, 2009
For the last 72 hours, Kansas University assistant professor Andy Gill has been a master of the universe, ordering dozens of satellites moved around the galaxy. All right, it is all part of a game, and the moving of satellites is happening just in the virtual world. But what is real is that, for a weekend, Kansas University has been the center of the computer programing universe.
The Gaslight Tavern re-opens for business, bourbon, and bluegrass
June 29, 2009
Former KU art museum director to appeal judges’ rulings
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
A former director of Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art is appealing the recent dismissal of her lawsuit against KU.
Police warn Lawrence residents about recent break-ins
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Lawrence police are warning people about a spate of garage break-ins in the city and asking people to leave their garage doors down, especially at night.
Lawrence man, 72, suffers critical injuries in motorcycle crash southwest of Lawrence
02:38 p.m., June 29, 2009 Updated 03:16 p.m.
A Lawrence man was hospitalized with a serious head injury on Monday afternoon, after losing control of his motorcycle near the Clinton Lake Dam.
Gov. Parkinson says he’ll make budget cuts to address shortfall, but not across the board
June 29, 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson said Monday he would make state budget cuts to address what has grown into a $135 million shortfall.
Court rejects Missouri appeal on funeral protest law
12:16 p.m., June 29, 2009 Updated 01:47 p.m.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to consider Missouri’s appeal of a court order barring the state from enforcing a law restricting protests near funerals.
Kansas officials see positive signs on economic horizon
June 29, 2009
The Kansas economy is struggling, as is the rest of the nation, but there are some positive signs on the horizon, state economic development officials said Monday.
Chile should tout economic success
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
By the end of this year, Chile is likely to become the first South American country to join the exclusive club of the world’s 30 richest countries. Yet, amazingly, you don’t see Chileans jumping for joy, nor presenting themselves to their neighbors as a model nation.
Pump patrol
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Journal-World found gas prices as low as $2.37 at several locations.
Jackson’s legacy honored at BET Awards
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
While BET celebrated the life of Michael Jackson the entertainer, Janet Jackson — in her first public appearance since her brother’s shocking death — memorialized him as her beloved sibling and family member, eliciting tears as she vowed his memory would live forever.
Vitamin D: Are you deficient? Most of us probably are
‘It’s not something you really think of,’ although it’s essential to your health
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
Vitamin D is drawing a lot of attention these days.
For modest earners, relief repaying student loans
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A12
Repaying a student loan could soon be a little less painful.
Gov. considered resigning, but won’t
Ex-reporter admits role in relationship
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford gave thought to quitting, retreating from public scrutiny to rebuild his life as the scandal of his extramarital affair with an Argentinian woman came out, he told The Associated Press Sunday.
Gender benders: Crossing stereotypical lines when it comes to vehicles
June 29, 2009
Imagine yourself walking out of a store to a parking lot when a bright pink Volkswagen Beetle pulls in and catches your eye. The engine stops, the door opens, and out steps a 6-foot-tall man with a shaved head and bushy black beard.
Break out all-American style for the 4th
June 29, 2009
To me, the Fourth of July has always meant homemade ice cream, barbecue and beer, corn on the cob, family and friends, swimming at the lake and sparklers. (I’m a total sissy when it comes to lighting off fireworks.)
Attitude makes all the difference in coaching
June 29, 2009
A youth sports coach is usually a sports parent as well, so he or she can understand the many needs and aspirations of the adults surrounding a team. It’s paramount, however, that the coach ensures everyone’s focus is on helping young athletes enjoy the best experience possible when playing on a sports team.
The American Dream
June 29, 2009
Today, with our nation’s first black president in office, wars on two fronts and a crippling economic recession, we asked three Lawrence residents — a pastor, a new mother and an international student — what the American dream means to them.
Lawyer for doctor: Jackson had pulse when he was found
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A6
Michael Jackson still had a faint pulse and his body was warm when his doctor found him in bed and not breathing, a lawyer for the doctor told The Associated Press on Sunday.
Student safety
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: I am writing to you in regards to the no busing in Lawrence unless you live more than 2.5 miles away from school.
Scare tactics
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: In the debate over health care reform I find plenty of what psychologists term “projection.”
Urgent need
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: The question of a safe and decent place for human beings to sleep out of our extreme heat and sudden heavy downpours is not just the problem of Loring Henderson, Lawrence Community Shelter director and his dedicated staff and board.
State service
Educational sessions about open records and open meetings were a good investment in strong state government.
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
Kansas Attorney General Steve Six performed a worthwhile service to the state last week by organizing and staffing four training meetings across the state on the Kansas Open Records Act and the Kansas Open Meetings Act.
Raiders bounce back
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Well, this was a little more like it.
Fuller leads Kansas track team on final day
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Four Kansas track & field freshmen competed on the final day of the USA Junior Outdoor Championships Sunday at Hayward Field.
Kansas pitcher Walz wins debut with national team
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas sophomore pitcher T.J. Walz tossed 4 1⁄3 innings of scoreless relief and struck out nine to earn the win in the U.S. National Team’s 14-5 rout of Canada on Saturday at the Durham Bulls’ Athletic Park.
U.S. basketball team, Taylor scrimmage against Croatia
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B3
The USA U19 World Championship basketball team and Kansas University guard Tyshawn Taylor scrimmaged against Croatia on Sunday, winning 97-68.
Royals avoid sweep
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
Beating Zack Greinke and the weatherman in one day proved too difficult for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Manning the line
Defensive tackle Johnson focused on getting to QB
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B1
It has been just four months since Tom Sims joined the Kansas University football staff as defensive line coach, but in that time, he has had no trouble making his expectations for the 2009 season clear. The task charged to members of his unit? Get to the opposing quarterback — and do so often.
Obama adviser: 2nd stimulus not needed
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
A senior White House adviser said Sunday the economic stimulus has not yet “broken the back of the recession” but set aside calls for a second massive spending bill. Republicans, meanwhile, called spending under way a failure.
‘We’ve made strides’
Weseman reflects on decade as leader of Lawrence schools as retirement nears
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
While Randy Weseman’s departure on Tuesday from the school district he loves will be bittersweet, he’s fully convinced Lawrence public schools will move forward without him.
Teen takes over in Sprint Cup race
June 29, 2009 in print edition on B5
There were questions about the judgment of team owner Joe Gibbs when he decided to replace departing two-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart with a 19-year-old rookie this season.
Pope: Analysis done on St. Paul’s bones
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The first-ever scientific test on what are believed to be the remains of the Apostle Paul “seems to confirm” that they do indeed belong to the Roman Catholic saint, Pope Benedict XVI said Sunday.
Uranium gives second way to make bombs
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
After repudiating negotiations on dismantling its plutonium-based nuclear program, North Korea admitted this month to having an even more worrying way to make bombs.
Few voters head to polls to choose leader
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
The unsolved murder of this country’s democratically elected president cast a long shadow over Guinea-Bissau as only small numbers of voters headed to the polls Sunday to choose their next leader.
New clashes in Iran as standoff worsens with West
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Several thousand protesters — some chanting “Where is my vote?” — clashed with riot police in Tehran on Sunday as Iran detained local employees of the British Embassy, escalating the regime’s standoff with the West and earning it a stinging rebuke from the European Union.
Honduran military ousts president ahead of vote
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A2
Soldiers ousted the democratically elected president of Honduras on Sunday and Congress named a successor, but the leftist ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced what he called an illegal coup and vowed to stay in power.
Volunteers needed for golf events
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Golf tournament helpers are needed.
Doll expects smooth transition to office
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Rick Doll will take the reins of the Lawrence public school system Wednesday. He’s done his homework on the district. Since he was named in March to replace Superintendent Randy Weseman, Doll has spent many days in the district, in hopes of ensuring a smooth transition. I caught up with Doll last week, as he prepared for his new job.
On the record
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued, divorces granted.
Memorial to late sheriff’s officer dedicated
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
June 28, 2008, is a day the Dillon family will never forget.
Agencies to make their cases today for funding
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
Step up and make your case. Leaders of about 35 Douglas County departments and agencies will do that on the public stage beginning today.
Fed accountability
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A9
To the editor: On Feb. 26, HR 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, was submitted and referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
Police cleared in fatal shooting
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says Clay Center police officers used justifiable force when they fatally shot a 66-year-old man on June 14.
Study: U.S. generation gap largest since ’60s
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A1
American adults from young to old disagree increasingly today on social values ranging from religion to relationships, creating the largest generation gap since divisions 40 years ago over Vietnam, civil rights and women’s liberation.
Gale Storm, star of ’50s TV, dies at 87
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A12
Gale Storm, whose wholesome appearance and perky personality made her one of early television’s biggest stars on “My Little Margie” and “The Gale Storm Show,” has died at age 87.
Marchers seek to expand gay rights
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A12
Hundreds of gay-rights supporters waved flags and danced past traffic during marches through three Indian cities Sunday to celebrate gay pride and call for the decriminalization of homosexuality in this deeply conservative country.
U.S. withdrawing from cities despite violence
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
Death squads roamed the streets, slaughtering members of the rival Muslim sect. Bombs rocked Baghdad daily — until thousands of U.S. troops poured in two years ago, establishing neighborhood bases and taking control of the Iraqi capital and other cities.
Survey results address how generations view aging and technology
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A7
Differences in how varying age groups view getting older, health and when old age begins were highlighted in a survey by the Pew Research Center released today.
TV pitchman Billy Mays found dead at Fla. home
June 29, 2009
Billy Mays, the burly, bearded television pitchman whose boisterous hawking of products such as Orange Glo and OxiClean made him a pop-culture icon, has died. He was 50.
‘Transformers’ takes to sky with $112 million weekend
June 29, 2009
Alien robots have transformed into box-office superstars with $200 million in domestic ticket sales in just five days.
Napoleon artifacts shown in traveling exhibition
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A11
Almost two centuries after Napoleon Bonaparte met his Waterloo, all many people may know about him is that he was short. Except he wasn’t, really.
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A11
For Monday, June 29: As a Moon Child, home and family play important roles this year — even more so than usual. You want to stay in touch with others more often. If you are single, you could meet someone through family or friends. If you are attached, the two of you will gain by relating more often with an eye to a specific goal.
Applied science
June 29, 2009
Looking for something fun to do this summer with your kids? Lucinda Crenshaw has a plan down to a science.
Summer school, streamlined
June 29, 2009
It’s 7 a.m., and Kelsey McKay, Lawrence High School junior, is not going to work or preparing for a fun summer trip with friends. Kelsey is getting ready for school.
Baby dues: Post-pregnancy weight loss daunting but doable
June 29, 2009
Bringing a child home from the hospital can be a heavy experience as joy, exhaustion and change seem to be wrapped up in one adorable, sleepy-eyed bundle. Unfortunately for many new moms, the tremendous excitement of welcoming a new baby may bring about another weighty collision of feelings: despair, fear and dread of the scale.
Having the money talk: Financial communication essential for couples
June 29, 2009
Couples should have a talk about an important issue that will affect their future before exchanging their “I dos,” according to Kristy Archuleta of Kansas State University’s Institute of Personal Financial Planning Clinic.
His story: Retiring chancellor champions teaching literature
June 29, 2009
“Storytelling is powerful, literature is life-inspiring, and narrative is a great teacher,” Robert Hemenway says.
Library top 10
June 29, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of June 16 through June 22.
As temps heat up, bring outdoor style in
June 29, 2009
As warm weather arrives, there are lots of ways to soften the boundaries between indoors and out.
Tips for novice runners
June 29, 2009
For people who decide to run races first time, here are some tips from Jim Hixon, a veteran runner and owner of Ghisallo Running in the St. Louis area.
Mulch can beautify yard when applied properly
June 29, 2009
Making a professional looking mulch bed is easy with a shovel and a relatively strong back.
Arizona Legislature moves to allow concealed guns in bars
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A12
There was a time in the Wild West that cowboys had to check their guns before they could pull up a barstool for a drink — rules that protected against the saloon gunfights that came to define the frontier era in places like Arizona.
Grilled Orange-Chipotle Steaks and Rib-eye
June 29, 2009
“Let the Sparks Fly on the Fourth of July!” A spicy-hot menu for the grill on “Jayni’s Kitchen.”
Ode to the Bomb Pop
June 29, 2009
Nothing drips of patriotism like a melty popsicle. The Blue Bunny Bomb Pop, the red, white and blue ice cream truck favorite, was celebrated in all its glory on Thursday: National Bomb Pop Day.
June 29, 2009
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: Your reality changes this year. You believe differently, look for different things in your surroundings and think differently about what you see. Friends treat you especially well next month, and you’ll be knocked out by their stellar hospitality. Romantic happenings in July inspire future plans. Your work becomes political in August, and you play the game well. A September investment will pay handsomely in five years. Young people inspire you in November.
Scared of social media? Don’t be
June 29, 2009
Almost every day we receive questions about how to use Twitter — both from online readers and people we meet in real life. The questions have been picking up since practically every media outlet jumped on the Twitter Train in the past couple months. Even Oprah got on Twitter recently.
Math books add learning to love of literature
June 29, 2009
Allow your school-age kids and teens to have fun with math over the long vacation with some of these books that have entertaining and interesting math concepts.
‘Fire’ argues protecting speech a full-time job
June 29, 2009 in print edition on A11
People who believe that the country needs to censor “dangerous” speech don’t seem to realize that allowing and protecting free speech is what makes America … America. That’s the gist of “Shouting Fire: Stories from the Edge of Free Speech” (8 p.m., HBO).
The Edge
June 29, 2009
• ‘The Fate of Katherine Carr’ (Books) • ‘Fuel’ (Games) • ‘Nobel Son’ (DVD)