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Archive for Monday, September 7, 2009

Also from September 7

Births
Obituaries
On the street
Photo galleries
The day in photos, September 7, 2009 KU soccer 3, Rhode Island 1
Polls
After Week 1, which position group are you most concerned about on the KU football team?

Poll results

Response Percent
Secondary
 
42%
Linebackers
 
17%
Defensive line
 
15%
Offensive line
 
11%
Special Teams
 
8%
Other
 
4%
Total 404
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
Gary Martin marks spots Thursday to mount a new frame of lights he made for above his front porch for this year’s holiday decoration at 1132 Parkside Circle. Holiday display already under way for couple after last year’s debut
September 6, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Gary Martin is scaling his step ladder, lugging a wire frame — one that he welded himself, then bedazzled with LED lights — up onto his roof, just to see exactly where he’ll need to insert eye screws to hold the new star-studded apparatus in place.
6:00 a.m.
Charlie Perry is a research hydrologist with the U.S. Geological Survey. For decades he has been following the correlation of sun activity and climate. Global warming theory received coolly
September 7, 2009 in print edition on 1A
Most of us wouldn’t know by looking at it, but the sun has been in a record breaking mode lately for its lack of activity.
10:00 a.m.
Horseback riders Robert Shoemaker, 21, left and Diana Burns, 46, right, walk around the interior of the equestrian facility at Midnight Farm on Friday accompanied by Community Living Opportunities staff and volunteers. CLO’s Midnight Farm features 40 acres with a 20,000-square-foot multipurpose facility, petting areas for animals, trails for walking and horseback riding, a fishing pond, and picnic areas for use by special needs youths and adults. Midnight Farm is located in Douglas County south of Eudora. Midnight Farm’s ‘magical’ effect: Problems disappear, smiles break out
September 7, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Diana Burns straps on her helmet. Volunteers help the 46-year-old onto her horse’s saddle and almost immediately a smile takes over her face.
2:00 p.m.
Susan Rickman, bookkeeper/massage therapist Dream job: Profiles of five people who actually enjoy their jobs
September 7, 2009
This Labor Day, it has been a labor just to stay employed. But even as jobless totals rise, there are still plenty of Lawrence workers happy with their career choices. Here’s a quick look at five.
6:00 p.m.
Seimoah Skeeling Adamson, 21 months, plays in the courtyard of the Delaware Street Commons while resident Rich Minder looks on. The Commons promotes an intergenerational community where families interact daily. Shared experience: Co-housing community taking off in Lawrence
September 7, 2009
The kids sprint outside to ring the dinner bell; it clangs loud enough for everyone to hear. Soon, people pour into the common house, crowd next to each other and hold hands in a circle.

All stories

Private sector investing in charter schools
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
Charter schools, already seeing a surge in students, are getting attention from another group — private investors. Entertainment Properties Inc., known mostly for sinking its money into movie theaters and wineries, recently bought 22 locations from charter school operator Imagine Schools for about $170 million. The real estate investment trust acts as landlord, while Imagine operates the schools and is using the investment to expand its chain of 74 locations.
Count of endangered ferrets finds 26 in Kansas
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
A recent count of the endangered black-footed ferrets found 26 of the mammals at two reintroduction sites in west-central Kansas. Dan Mulhern, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said only seven of the animals were live-trapped. But he and 35 other volunteers who spent a week two weeks ago in the pastures where the ferrets had been released counted the others.
Obama exhorts kids to pay attention in school
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A6
In a speech that drew fire even before he delivered it, President Barack Obama is telling the nation’s schoolchildren he “expects great things from each of you.”
Police seek suspects in connection with strong-arm robbery
Man reportedly forced into car, driven to North Lawrence motel, robbed
04:50 a.m., September 7, 2009 Updated 09:12 p.m.
Police were investigating Monday a reported strong-arm robbery that occurred overnight.
Kansas safety Harris gets swagger back
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B1
After a rough 2008 season, Kansas’ Chris Harris started out 2009 with a bang.
‘Visual Voices’ Project teaches quilting, patience to junior high girls
September 7, 2009
It might seem like a project that’s about fabric and seams. But Marla Jackson says it’s about much more than that.
Sober messages: KU freshmen win contest combating underage drinking
September 7, 2009
Breanna Ellison grew up near Hays, a town that has a reputation for high drinking levels among youths and students at Fort Hays State University.
Eliminate stress behind poor sleep
September 7, 2009
Research suggests that seven out of 10 adults have sleep problems a few nights a week or more.
The Edge
September 7, 2009
• ‘Blood Promise’ (Books) • Queen Latifah (Music) • ‘Arkham Asylum’ (Games)
Horoscopes
September 7, 2009
OU’s Bradford could return in 2-4 weeks
Sooners coach says QB probably won’t need surgery
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B2
Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford is not expected to need surgery on his sprained right shoulder and the quarterback could play again for No. 3 Oklahoma in two to four weeks.
Funemployment: Making the most out of being jobless
September 7, 2009
Intermittently cursing and squealing, Michael Barber smashes buttons on the Super Nintendo controller as he races Mario through a castle. He makes the character hop over lava pits and dodge flying fish. And at the end of the level, he spits fireballs at Bowser and frees a sack full of Toadies. This has to be better than work, right? Barber, 22, who lost his job in early June, says it can be.
Clijsters shocks Venus at U.S. Open
Belgian survives wild momentum swings, reaches tournament quarterfinals
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B2
A half-hour after getting past Venus Williams in a three-set tussle at the U.S. Open, Kim Clijsters had her hands full again.
Angels bedevil K.C.
Los Angeles moves to 9-0 vs. Royals
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B3
The Angels beat the Royals, 7-2, to improve to 9-0 against Kansas City this season.
Rookie looking sharp
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B1
Bradley McDougald looks sharp on and off the field for Kansas University’s football team.
Less than perfect
KU soccer not ‘fat and happy’ despite 5-0 start
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B1
Kansas beat Rhode Island, 3-1, to improve to 5-0.
Bradford has many rehab options
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B2
Before the season started, Oklahoma’s offensive coordinator talked about preparing the Sooners to deal with an injury to Heisman Trophy winner Sam Bradford.
Colorado State stuns Buffaloes
Fifth-year senior QB passes Rams to 23-17 victory in Boulder
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B5
Grant Stucker’s made his first start Sunday night and led Colorado State to a 23-17 upset of Colorado, the Rams’ first victory in Boulder since 1986.
Mangino: So far, so good for linebackers
September 7, 2009 in print edition on B1
The first glimpses of the Kansas University football team’s revamped linebacker corps came Saturday, and while the foe proved particularly inferior — NCAA Championship Subdivision Northern Colorado finished just 1-10 last season — there was reason enough to be encouraged.
9 dead, 926 rescued from capsized ferry
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
Passengers leapt into the dark sea and parents dropped children into life rafts when a ferry carrying nearly 1,000 people capsized in the middle of the night in the southern Philippines.
U.S.-German rift emerges over deaths
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
An airstrike by U.S. fighter jets that appears to have killed Afghan civilians could turn into a major dispute for NATO allies Germany and the United States, as tensions began rising between them Sunday over Germany’s role in ordering the attack.
2-year-old, 3 others dead in murder-suicide
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
A man shot his estranged wife, son and 2-year-old grandson to death and seriously wounded his pregnant daughter-in-law at their rural Louisiana home, then killed himself as police tried to pull over his car 20 minutes later, authorities said.
Crews work to hold wildfire’s eastern edge
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
With the massive wildfire burning north of Los Angeles more than half contained, hand crews were working Sunday to keep the fire’s eastern flank from crossing a rural mountain highway, a U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman said.
Duncan says furor over Obama speech ’silly’
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
The furor surrounding President Barack Obama’s upcoming address to the nation’s schoolchildren is “just silly,” his education chief said Sunday, and former Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., a conservative who led the Education Department in the first Bush administration, suggested teachers make it a civics lesson.
2,000 attend parade for kidnap victim
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
The town where Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped 18 years ago celebrated her astounding reappearance with a parade Sunday while she remained secluded with her family in Northern California.
Health care decisions loom as Congress returns this week
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A2
The patient isn’t dead yet. A few more months of wrangling and indecision, and health care legislation to remedy America’s coverage and costs problem could be drawing its last gasps.
Layoffs prove toughest on young, older workers
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A10
Marcus Wells and Shirley Walker view their economic prospects from opposite ends of the age spectrum.
Job satisfaction
This Labor Day, more than most, we should stop and appreciate the value of a good day’s work.
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
A nationwide unemployment rate that now is pushing 10 percent may give this Labor Day a little added meaning for many Americans.
Washington needs to curb CEO salaries
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
Your friendly local Fortune 500 company is dumping toxic chemicals into the river that runs through your town. You want the problem fixed. Whom do you expect to do the fixing? The company’s shareholders? Of course not.
Asia’s predicted rise may be exaggerated
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A7
Perusing the newsstand in the Hong Kong airport on my way here, I saw something that caught my eye: Most of the books were about China’s — and Asia’s — allegedly unstoppable rise to the world’s foremost superpower.
Marriage licenses issued
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
Marriage licenses issued by the Douglas County District Court.
Divorces granted
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
Divorces granted by the Douglas County District Court
Battery arrest made
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
A 29-year-old Lawrence man was arrested Sunday on charges of aggravated battery.
How to Help: Cultural festival has many openings
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A4
Centro Hispano needs volunteers for the Festival of Cultures from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 27 at South Park.
Global warming theory received coolly
Sunspot link to climate patterns overshadowed by CO2 research
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A1
Most of us wouldn’t know by looking at it, but the sun has been in a record breaking mode lately for its lack of activity.
Dream job: Profiles of five people who actually enjoy their jobs
September 7, 2009
This Labor Day, it has been a labor just to stay employed. But even as jobless totals rise, there are still plenty of Lawrence workers happy with their career choices. Here’s a quick look at five.
Arts an easy target as many states cut budgets
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A9
Ben Ahlvers is a full-time arts education coordinator, but his passion is with the fanciful creatures, human figures and oversized hammers he fashions from clay.
‘Durham County’ bleak, pretentious
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A9
The Ion Network, best known for broadcasting movies, introduces the new Canadian-produced drama “Durham County” (9 p.m., Ion).
Horoscopes
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A9
For Monday, Sept. 7: This year, details and more details could overwhelm you. Honor your priorities. Listen to an instrumental partner who sheds light on the big picture. If you are single, you will want a close relationship. If you are attached, learn to trust and respect your differences, and the relationship will gain.
Farmers warned of climate change’s threat to crops
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A1
Even if global temperatures rise slowly, climate change could slash the yields of some of the world’s most important crops almost in half, according to a new study co-authored by a North Carolina State University scientist.
Pension system problems mounting
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A1
While budget woes have gotten most of the attention in the Statehouse, a more long-term financial problem is appearing on the Legislature’s radar.
Research leader at KU dies
Jim Roberts held administrative positions, taught engineering
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
Jim Roberts, an electrical engineering professor who served in many capacities for Kansas University, died Saturday after a battle with colorectal cancer.
Midnight Farm’s ‘magical’ effect: Problems disappear, smiles break out
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
Diana Burns straps on her helmet. Volunteers help the 46-year-old onto her horse’s saddle and almost immediately a smile takes over her face.
Funding for new traffic signals at SLT stalls
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Department of Transportation wants to install traffic signals at the South Lawrence Trafficway and U.S. Highway 40.
Audits look for savings in courts, schools
Consolidation of districts may be considered
September 7, 2009 in print edition on A3
By the time the 2010 legislative session starts in January, lawmakers, confronting a huge budget deficit, will have two studies done by their audit division that could be used as a guide to some savings.
Dr. Oz leaving Oprah Winfrey to start his own talk show
September 7, 2009
A young production staffer at “The Dr. Oz Show” wasn’t buttering up her boss when she took a bite out of a carrot as he approached in an elevator lobby recently.
Moore makes Venice fest premiere with ‘Capitalism’
September 7, 2009
Michael Moore says his film “Capitalism: A Love Story” is dedicated to “good people … who’ve had their lives ruined” by the quest for profit.
Let your grocer do your prep
September 7, 2009
Fast food may be cheap, but it almost always comes at a hefty dietary price. On those days when it just doesn’t seem like there’s time to cook, it’s easy to turn to take-out. But these options usually are a recipe for lots of calories and fat. And you’ll still probably need to spend $15 or $20 to feed a family of four.
15 easy tips for increasing efficiency of your home
September 7, 2009
Here are 15 easy things you can do to conserve energy and save money.
Spiritual gatherings emphasize all faiths
September 7, 2009
Rick and Kathy Daugherty wanted people who didn’t fit in at traditional religious groups to have a place to worship.
A look at Labor Day by the numbers
September 7, 2009
Here are stats about the nation’s workforce, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Where to find book bargains
September 7, 2009
Exercise your mind, expand your vocabulary, and savor language with a renewed interest in literature. And read a book for less with these tips.
Cut time spent in the kitchen
September 7, 2009
Getting dinner on the table in about 10 minutes can be a workout. If you plan to cook, rather than just nuke, that sort of speed requires a fair amount of multitasking. Which means your best bet is to stick with simple, one-dish meals.
Boot camp: fall’s hottest look
September 7, 2009
The worst part about summer is giving up my collection of boots. For almost five whole months, some of my favorite shoes are abandoned, tucked away in a suitcase under my bed. I have to keep them there — otherwise, every time I catch sight of them, it breaks my heart. Poor little guys! Sitting at the back of my closet, waiting and waiting for any inkling of fall weather …
Neo-Victorian house built with ‘golden years’ in mind
September 7, 2009
The neo-Victorian on Barker Street could pass for a century-old residence. But looks can be deceiving, and the homeowners like it that way.
Rate exercise potency
September 7, 2009
How can you tell whether your workouts are at the proper intensity?
Shared experience: Co-housing community taking off in Lawrence
September 7, 2009
The kids sprint outside to ring the dinner bell; it clangs loud enough for everyone to hear. Soon, people pour into the common house, crowd next to each other and hold hands in a circle.
Seniors’ voice: AARP director looks to make difference
September 7, 2009
Maren Turner was enticed to work for the AARP nearly 20 years before she would become eligible for membership. Turner, 48, now is director of AARP in Kansas and a doctoral student at Kansas University.
Lawrence elementary school lunches
September 7, 2009
Library top 10
September 7, 2009
Here are the top-10 most-requested books at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt., for the week of Aug. 24 through Aug. 30.
25 years ago: Unemployment rate falls
September 7, 2009
Civilian unemployment stood still at 7.5 percent in August as modest new hiring by business was offset by the departure of large numbers of young people from the work force. Total employment fell by 425,000, the government said.
100 years ago: Carrie Nation addresses crowd
September 7, 2009
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 7, 1909: “‘I smell a vile cigarette; who’s got it, who’s got it?’ shrieked Carrie Nation to a crowd of spectators at the Santa Fe depot last night. The notorious joint-smasher then made a dive through the crowd to find the offending party but the young man escaped out of the door while the crowd yelled with delight. The hatchet-wielder then preached her temperance gospel until she was blue in the face and the crowd nearly convulsed in laughter.”