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Archive for Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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The day in photos, September 9, 2009
Polls
Should Lawrence seek to host an event celebrating Kansas' sesquicentennial in 2011?

Poll results

Response Percent
Yes
 
67%
No
 
32%
Total 551
Videos

Lead stories

12:00 a.m.
It hasn’t taken long for Kansas University freshman roommates Elijah Johnson, front, and Thomas Robinson to develop a true friendship. Johnson explained that while he recovered from a summer knee surgery, Robinson made a constant effort to help him out. Flourishing friendship
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 1B
Elijah Johnson found it difficult to traverse Kansas University’s hilly campus after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on June 23. He leaned on a buddy — freshman basketball teammate and roommate Thomas Robinson — for support.
6:00 a.m.
Second-graders at Prairie Park School watch President Barack Obama’s address to school children Tuesday. Local students watch Obama’s back-to-school speech
10:40 a.m., September 8, 2009 Updated 4:51 p.m. in print edition on 1A
Teachers across the nation plugged in Tuesday so their students could watch President Obama’s televised back-to-school speech. While Lawrence public schools did not require teachers to show the speech or students to watch it, most did, including second-graders at Prairie Park School.
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., center, visits with Matt Hoy, left, and Brad Finkeldei, right, both with Stevens & Brand LLP, on Tuesday during the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce’s National Congressional Series event at Maceli’s, 1031 N.H. Moran and Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Kan., are both seeking the GOP nomination in 2010 for the Senate seat that Sam Brownback will vacate to run for governor. Rep. Moran, speaking in Lawrence, hopes to find common ground on health care
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
The Hays Republican on Tuesday in Lawrence said that President Barack Obama in his Wednesday address should indicate “he has listened to Americans across our country.”
2:00 p.m.
Curtis Bennett will display ”tree spirits” at the annual Fall Arts and Crafts Festival on Sunday in South Park. Bennett and his wife, Jill Loven-Bennett, who died Oct. 7, 2008, created the pieces and he  continues to sell them in memory of his wife of 30 years. Fall crafts festival set for this weekend in South Park
September 8, 2009 in print edition on 3A
Pull into Lawrence resident Curtis Bennett’s driveway and you’re glared at by several pairs of eyes from what he calls “tree spirits” hanging from the outside his garage. Inside the garage there are hundreds, perhaps thousands, more.
6:00 p.m.
Madécasse, a company that produces country-of-origin chocolate bars and vanilla in Madagascar, is run by Lawrence High School graduate Brett Beach. The products are available at Au Marche, 931 Mass., and other Lawrence locations. Chocolate connection: LHS grad’s company yields sweet benefits for people of Madagascar
September 9, 2009 in print edition on 1C
Most anyone who dabbles in food will tell you that good ingredients are the foundation for good food.

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White House releases excerpts from President Obama’s speech tonight on health care
05:19 p.m., September 9, 2009 Updated 05:26 p.m.
President to talk about health care reform.
KU management review expected to be made public next week
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A much-anticipated management review of Kansas University likely will be released next week, a Kansas Board of Regents official said Wednesday.
KDHE reports second swine flu death in Kansas
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment reported Wednesday afternoon the second death in Kansas of a person infected with the H1N1 influenza virus.
KU veterans group to host candlelight vigil Thursday night
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
The Kansas University Collegiate Veterans Association has scheduled a candlelight vigil recognizing those lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and during the War on Terror.
One person flown to hospital after car/bicycle accident
04:11 p.m., September 9, 2009 Updated 05:59 p.m. in print edition on A4
A 33-year old Kansas University graduate student was in fair condition early Wednesday night, after his bike collided with a KU maintenance truck shortly after 4 p.m. near Templin Hall, authorities said.
More transmission lines needed to develop wind energy, officials say
Governor: Transmission lines, legislation vital to wind power
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
Unlocking the potential of Kansas wind power will require federal legislation and more transmission lines, officials said Wednesday.
Statehouse Live: Federal renewable standards, transmission needed for more wind development, offcials say
02:35 p.m., September 9, 2009 Updated 02:35 p.m.
Kansas Wind Working Group meets to discuss renewable energy
Baldwin City police arrest two men on marijuana charges
September 9, 2009
Baldwin City police arrested two Baker University students Tuesday afternoon after a marijuana-growing operation was found in their home in the 400 block of Eisenhower.
Little boy’s health challenges inspire family to help others
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
Terry and Kristi Keefer’s son, Cooper, was born two years ago with multiple heart defects. Cooper’s health problems have taken a toll on the family, emotionally and financially. As the family worked its way through the challenges, they couldn’t help but think they weren’t alone.
77-year-old runner looks forward to event of lifetime
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
Dick Wilson, 77, has participated in hundreds of races during his lifetime.
Rapist in string of attacks likely spying on women first, officials say at sexual assault forum
Law enforcement officials attend KU safety forum
01:12 p.m., September 9, 2009 Updated 01:49 p.m. in print edition on A3
New details emerged Wednesday about a serial rapist whom law enforcement has connected to 13 attacks in Lawrence and Manhattan dating back to 2001.
Cases of newborn abandonment lead AG to promote law allowing parents to leave babies at ‘Safe Havens’
September 9, 2009
Several killings of newborns have prompted Kansas’ attorney general to promote a state law granting immunity to parents who give up their infants.
Governor seeks federal aid for six counties, including Franklin
Severe thunderstorms in July led to widespread damage
September 9, 2009
Gov. Mark Parkinson is asking the federal government for a disaster declaration for six Kansas counties hit by severe thunderstorms in July.
Fewer Kansas schools, school districts make adequate yearly progress
All Lawrence schools except Lawrence High meet AYP
10:21 a.m., September 9, 2009 Updated 01:04 p.m.
Kansas saw a slight decrease in schools and school districts making adequate progress on improving test scores in 2008-09.
Meet the Tweeple
Twestival breaks barrier between social media websites and real life

September 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Judging solely by the sheer volume of silly variations on its name, Twitter has arrived as a full blown cultural force…
Jews still face deadly threat
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
HBO showed the film “Schindler’s List” last week.
Wall Street has new scam
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A9
t would appear that the wizards of Wall Street and their Washington friends who pretend to regulate them don’t learn from their past mistakes.
Music to monkeys’ ears — and their hearts
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
Whales have songs, and so do birds, of course.
Speech aims to energize reform
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
President Obama will seek to rally Congress to pass health-care reform in a prime-time address today, even as lawmakers continue struggling to reach broad consensus on some of the toughest issues facing them in the debate.
Dugan Arnett’s KU football notebook
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
While Clint Bowen was not exactly a fan of the penalty-prompting ways of sophomore cornerback Anthony Davis in last weekend’s season-opening victory over Northern Colorado, Bowen, the second-year Kansas University defensive coordinator, pointed out Tuesday that things could have been a lot worse.
Murray ousted from U.S. Open
Cilic, Nadal advance; Serena straight-set winner
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Andy Murray fell to Marin Cilic in the fourth round of the U.S. Open
Police invesigating robbery on KU campus
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Kansas University police are investigating a robbery reported on campus late Friday night.
New communications manager introduced
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
City Manager David Corliss introduced Megan Gilliland as the city’s new communications manager.
BYU vaults to No. 9 in poll
Upset of OU sparks jump; Kansas up to 24
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
BYU barged into the top 10 of the Associated Press college football poll, making the biggest jump of any team from the preseason rankings after scoring the biggest upset of the opening weekend of the regular season.
Chocolate connection: LHS grad’s company yields sweet benefits for people of Madagascar
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Most anyone who dabbles in food will tell you that good ingredients are the foundation for good food.
Free training tips offered during food safety month
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
Isn’t September “National Food Safety Education Month”?
Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook
Self: KU’s Aldrich could be a top pick
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas coach Bill Self was asked where he feels junior Cole Aldrich and senior Sherron Collins will be taken in the 2010 NBA Draft. It’s all but certain the 6-foot-11 Aldrich will head to the pros after this campaign.
Self: Memphis could be like KU last year
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
It’s not often Bill Self receives a hearty ovation in the state of Missouri.
Book offers a fresh take on familiar food
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C1
For anyone who’s ever bemoaned the state of the chain restaurant chimichanga, behold, salvation.
Horoscope for September 9, 2009
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
This year, dive in and get the job done. Your efficiency is tested. Sometimes there is a backfire, perhaps with more frequency than in the past. If you are single, you easily could meet someone through work. If you are attached, the two of you benefit from more private time together. Taurus helps you understand others.
Holocaust won’t be introduced to Palestinian students this year
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
Gaza students won’t learn about the Holocaust this year.
Economy sparks rebirth of funeral sciences
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
Facing impending layoffs at his manufacturing plant, Alan Willoughby left to seek financial security selling automobiles at a used-car lot.
Panel: Moon return plan is a no-go
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C10
A White House panel of independent space experts says NASA’s return-to-the-moon plan just won’t fly.
Man survives 40-foot drop in bridge crash
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
A Topeka man suffered only minor injuries Tuesday when a van he was driving crashed through a bridge railing and dropped 39 feet into a creek.
‘Mental health court’ begins in October
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B10
Wichita city leaders have established a mental health court to provide treatment and support, rather than punishment, for people with severe mental problems who break the law.
Store brands may be cheaper but can taste better
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
If concern about taste has kept you from trying store-brand foods, hesitate no more.
Food prices falling after steep increase
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
Grocery shoppers are finally seeing some reprieve from last year’s steep price increases.
Chinese solar plant expected to be biggest
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
First Solar Inc. said Tuesday it has received initial approval from the Chinese government to build what may become the largest solar field in the world.
New stylist joins Images Salon, Day Spa
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
Cindy Schmiedeler has joined the staff at Images Salon & Day Spa, 511 W. Ninth St.
Chamber offering marketing seminars
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B6
The Lawrence Chamber of Commerce presents a new series to help its members and other businesses in the community learn effective strategies to obtain more customers.
Health workers pressured to get flu shots
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
Tens of thousands of health care workers who typically avoid flu shots are under more pressure than ever to get vaccinated as hospitals and clinics prepare for a spike in swine flu cases this fall and winter.
Victoria’s secret: Royal bloomers join collection
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A10
A set of roomy bloomers that once belonged to Queen Victoria are back in royal drawers.
100 years ago: Board of education raises tuition
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
From the Lawrence Daily World for Sept. 9, 1909:
40 years ago: KU Chancellor Chalmers formally installed
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
Formal installation of Kansas University Chancellor Laurence Chalmers was set for Sept. 15.
25 years ago: KU defeats WSU
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
Kansas defeated Wichita State 31-7 in football in another renewal of a periodic state rivalry.
Civilian surge needed in Afghanistan
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
The debate is heating up over whether we should send more U.S. troops to Afghanistan if our commanders request them. However, there’s virtually no debate over the need for a “civilian surge” in Afghanistan.
New York Times: Commandos free reporter
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Commandos freed a New York Times reporter early today from Taliban captives who kidnapped him over the weekend in northern Afghanistan, but his interpreter was killed in the raid, the paper and officials said.
Couple marry at son’s funeral
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
he parents of a 7-year-old boy who died after an upstate New York car crash have fulfilled his wish that they get married, and they did it at the child’s funeral.
Leibovitz deadline to repay $24M loan passes
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
The deadline for celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz to repay a $24 million loan passed Tuesday night without word from either involved party.
Nazi-era treason convictions overturned
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Germany’s parliament unanimously passed a blanket measure Tuesday overturning Nazi-era verdicts convicting people of treason, nearly 65 years after the end of World War II.
Sotomayor takes place on high court bench
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Justice Sonia Sotomayor has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.
Roadside bombs kill 4 U.S. soldiers in Iraq
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Four U.S. soldiers were killed by roadside bombs Tuesday, the deadliest day for American forces in Iraq since combat troops pulled back from urban areas more than two months ago.
Aspen confronts bolder bears looking for food
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
It’s nearly 2 a.m. and authorities have found the suspect in a string of break-ins into multimillion-dollar homes.
Speech earns GOP praise
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
Though it inspired a swirling controversy about politics in the classroom over the past week, President Barack Obama’s back-to-school address to America’s students on Tuesday ended up being decidedly motivational rather than political — and even won praise from some Republicans.
Florida freshman Debose shelved
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Top-ranked Florida will have to wait a year to see highly touted freshman Andre Debose on the field.
KU senior midfielder Dolinsky honored
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B5
Kansas University midfielder Monica Dolinsky has been named Big 12 offensive player of the week as well as to the Soccer America national team of the week.
Laptad a coach’s dream
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Given the assignment to create in his basement the perfect football brain, Dr. Frankenstein would have made a man who speaks exclusively in clichés, does not question authority and does the same things with his free time as coaches have him doing at practice.
Royals win, 7-5
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B3
Kansas City’s victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday could have seemed like a fluke. A last-place team’s going to pull an upset against a first-place team on occasion, right?
Oregon whiffed on punch reaction
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B2
Oregon mishandled the Oregon-Boise State fiasco.
Couple in serious condition after motorcycle accident
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
A Tonganoxie couple were in serious condition Tuesday afternoon at Kansas University Hospital after being injured in a motorcycle accident on County Road 1 south of Tonganoxie.
Former HHS secretary to receive Dole prize
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Donna Shalala, a former Health and Human Services Secretary under President Bill Clinton, will receive the 2009 Dole Leadership Prize.
New members join KU Hospital board
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Two new faces were around the Kansas University Hospital Authority Board’s table Tuesday discussing patient satisfaction reports and other hospital matters.
St. Patrick’s committee seeking beneficiaries
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Area organizations that focus on the needs of children in Douglas County are invited to apply to become a beneficiary of next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Headquarters sponsors motorcycle poker run
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
The second annual Life Support Ride hosted by Headquarters Counseling Center will be Sunday.
GaDuGi center forms new support groups
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
The GaDuGi SafeCenter, which provides support for child and adult victims of sexual violence, is forming two new support groups as part of The Chrysalis Project.
Food policy on county agenda
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A4
Douglas County commissioners at their meeting today will consider creating a food policy council to advise them on strengthening a local food system.
Study to estimate repairs at depot
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
Commissioners unanimously agreed to spend about $25,000 to study what repairs are needed at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway Depot at Seventh and New Jersey streets.
Health insurance switch approved
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A6
City commissioners at their Tuesday evening meeting unanimously agreed to change the city’s health insurance plan in an effort to cut down on health care increases that were costing about $1 million per year.
Battle of brothers
Linebacker Springer’s twin plays for Miners
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Growing up, there was never any real question that twins Justin and Jeremy Springer would end up playing football at the same university.
Chiefs’ defense may not be as offensive as in ’08
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B1
Buried beneath Kansas City’s 0-4 preseason record and all the anxiety over a stinky offense, a bit of good news is trying to peek out.
Work on Rail Trail to begin next month
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A1
After multiple years of planning, construction is set to begin early next month on a new east Lawrence trail that will run from 11th Street all the way to 23rd Street.
Sooners’ Gresham finished
Tight end needs stitches to repair cartilage in right knee
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B7
Oklahoma’s Jermaine Gresham is out for the season after suffering a knee injury.
Call for civility?
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Even after many years of exposure to the Saturday Column, I was amazed by the most recent one.
Top challenge
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: The greatest challenge of this generation is not the economy or health care.
Story lacking
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Charlie Perry has a mildly interesting idea on climate change that’s not ready for prime time.
Jenkins’ remark
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
To the editor: Concerning Rep. Lynn Jenkins’ remark that the Republicans need to look for a “great white hope,” I would remark that Kansas’ 2nd District needs to look for a great “bright” hope.
Privacy surrender
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A8
We think we treasure our privacy, but in today’s society, we don’t take very good care of it.
New superintendent to chat Thursday
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A3
First-year Lawrence public schools Superintendent Rick Doll will chat live with LJWorld.com readers at 11 a.m. Thursday.
Hibiscus is flavor trend
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C3
Its ruby red color is alluring; its flavor, lemony-tart and berry-rich.
Chicken recipe offers a fresh twist on Mexican cuisine
September 9, 2009 in print edition on C3
Marcela Valladolid’s “Fresh Mexico” makes a clean break with the bready, cheesey, beany Mexican food to which Americans have become accustomed.
People in the news
September 9, 2009 in print edition on B9
People in the news for September 9, 2009.
Afghan election panel charges fraud, orders audit, recount
September 9, 2009 in print edition on A2
Citing “clear and convincing evidence of fraud,” an Afghan election complaints commission on Tuesday ordered an audit and a recount of votes at numerous polling sites across this warring nation.